Pressure builds on Piech to sever VW linksMarch 14
Ferdinand Piech, the long-time strong man of the billionaire clan behind Volkswagen Group, is under pressure to give up his last links to the automaker, a move that could mark the inglorious end to a storied career.
VW pulled out of Daimler deal before embarking on diesel cheatJan. 14
Pischetsrieder, Bernhard deny involvement in VW diesel scandalOct. 6, 2015
VW's unassuming CFO emerges from boardroom wars as chairmanSept. 4, 2015
Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW's finance chief, faces a massive task in his future role as chairman of the automaker to maintain the support of the often-divided stakeholders while improving the carmaker's profitability. Analysts and observers wonder whether his likely consensus-oriented approach is what VW needs right now.
Ruthless VW patriarch Piech overplays last hand, ending eraApril 25, 2015
Ferdinand Piech's iron-fisted rule over Volkswagen helped him build an empire spanning fuel-efficient city cars to 40-ton trucks, but in the end he overplayed his hand and was forced out before reaching his goal of making VW the world's biggest carmaker.
VW board members back Winterkorn after Piech criticism creates crisisApril 13, 2015
Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech faces resistance within the automaker's supervisory board to his criticism of CEO Martin Winterkorn, deepening a leadership crisis at the automaker. Piech publicly withdrew his confidence in Winterkorn but major VW power players including the powerful works council, the state of Lower Saxony and Piech's cousin, Wolfgang Porsche, rallied to Winterkorn's side.
VW chair appears isolated on board after CEO criticismApril 13, 2015
Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech may be is losing his grip on the automaker two years before his last term as chairman ends. Piech faces resistance within the automaker's supervisory board to his criticism of CEO Martin Winterkorn, deepening a leadership crisis at a time when VW is struggling to revive profits.