Hans Dieter Poetsch

VW's top committee will meet Feb. 3 on emissions crisis, report says

Jan. 26, 2016 12:09 CET

VW's supervisory board executive panel, the automaker's top committee, will meet for the third time in three weeks on Feb. 3, as the automaker continues to grapple with a scandal over rigged diesel emissions tests, sources said....
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VW chairman eyes job rotation for key roles, report says

8:31 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2015

Volkswagen plans to limit the time staff can remain in certain roles, its supervisory board chairman told a German newspaper, in a step to improve oversight at the German carmaker....
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VW admits: U.S. diesel rules had us stumped

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2015

Determined to sell diesels in a market with the world's toughest emissions standards, Volkswagen faced a challenge that even its vaunted engineers found impossible to solve. So they decided to cheat. That much was made clear last week....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW discloses origin of diesel deception: Meeting U.S. NOx rules was initially 'impossible'

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2015

VW said today that engineers installed illegal emissions software in 2.0-liter diesels sold in the U.S. after finding it initially “impossible” to meet tough U.S. limits on nitrogen oxide emissions legally. The disclosure marks the first time the company has explained the origins of its burgeoning emissions crisis....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will delay China JV stake increase due to scandal costs

Nov. 19, 2015 12:43 CET

VW is delaying its plan to boost its stake in its joint venture with China's FAW Group after reviewing the investment in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Former VW CEO Winterkorn steps down as head of Porsche holding company

Oct. 17, 2015 17:38 CET

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is stepping down as head of Porsche Automobil Holding, the family-owned holding company that controls a majority stake in Volkswagen. Hans Dieter Poetsch, new VW chairman, will replace him....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

Oct. 7, 2015 16:15 CET

New VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take time to get to the bottom of the automaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests....
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New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

9:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

New Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take "some time" to clear up a diesel emissions scandal that has hammered the company's stock and reputation....
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VW's new chairman: Emissions crisis a threat to our 'existence'

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

Hans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen AG, sees the global scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the company's viability, albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper reported....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW CEO Mueller will brief board committee on diesel investigation

Sept. 30, 2015 14:27 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will brief the leadership committee of the company's board on the findings of an internal investigation as the automaker struggles to explain cheating in U.S. emissions tests....
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VW uses new Tiguan to shift focus back to cars after boardroom battles

Sept. 14, 2015 15:09 CET

VW is using the redesigned Tiguan, its top-selling SUV, to put the focus back on its vehicles after being plagued by leadership issues since the departure of former Chairman Ferdinand Piech....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

VW's management reshuffle creates no momentum for change, analysts say

Sept. 7, 2015 11:04 CET

Volkswagen's intention to extend CEO Martin Winterkorn's contract by two years and appoint Hans Dieter Poetsch, the current finance chief, as chairman, may fail to generate the momentum the group needs to tackle stubborn structural problems, according to industry analysts....
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Piech stopped Winterkorn becoming VW chairman, reports say

Sept. 6, 2015 10:59 CET

Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech prevented CEO Martin Winterkorn from fulfilling his ambition to become chairman, showing the patriarch's continuing influence behind the scenes, two respected German publications reported....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Piech gets his way by blocking Winterkorn as his successor

5:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Ferdinand Piech looks to have prevailed in the end. The former VW patriarch sparked a showdown with CEO Martin Winterkorn in April with the aim of preventing Winterkorn from succeeding him as chairman. Now Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW's finance chief, will take Piech's former role....
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VW's unassuming CFO emerges from boardroom wars as chairman

Sept. 4, 2015 08:22 CET

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....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Piech gets his way by blocking Winterkorn as his successor

5:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Ferdinand Piech looks to have prevailed in the end. The former VW patriarch sparked a showdown with CEO Martin Winterkorn in April with the aim of preventing Winterkorn from succeeding him as chairman. Now Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW's finance chief, will take Piech's former role....
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VW finance chief Poetsch proposed as next chairman

Sept. 3, 2015 14:54 CET

Volkswagen Group's controlling parent company, Porsche Automobil Holding, said it has proposed Hans Dieter Poetsch as chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, a post that Ferdinand Piech quit earlier this year....
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VW says China agrees to bigger stake in JV with FAW

June 4, 2015 16:07 CET

China has given Volkswagen Group a green light to raise its stake in a joint venture with local partner FAW, the German company said. VW currently has a 40 percent stake in the venture....
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VW Group reports record profit on Audi, Porsche gains

Feb. 27, 2015 15:56 CET

VW Group said its operating profit rose 8.8 percent to a record 12.7 billion euros ($14.25 billion) last year on double-digit gains in sales of luxury Audi and Porsche models. The company said its sales revenue rose 2.8 percent to a new high of 202.5 billion euros....
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