Beforehand head of promoting, Schot has been interim CEO since June
Audi has formally appointed Bram Schot as everlasting CEO, a job he was given on an interim-basis after the arrest of earlier CEO Rupert Stadler.
In asserting the appointment, Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen Group, mentioned Schot had achieved a “convincing job in current months… [in] pushing ahead with the cultural change in his workforce and is successfully tackling the present challenges”.
He’ll formally change into the luxurious marque’s CEO on January 1, 2019. Schot has been the automaker’s head of gross sales and advertising since 2017, a job a he’ll hold “quickly”.
Born within the Netherlands, Schot was beforehand head of Mercedes-Benz Italia. He turned the advertising and gross sales chief for Volkswagen’s business automobiles arm in 2012.
Schot was appointed interim CEO of Audi after Rupert Stadler was arrested in June by German authorities as a result of he allegedly tried to suppress proof associated to the nation’s on-going Dieselgate investigation.
Stadler’s contract was formally terminated in October, and he has been launched on bail because the finish of that month.
Earlier stories indicated the Volkswagen Group wished to nominate Markus Duesmann, BMW’s former head of buying, as Audi’s new CEO. Reviews within the German media point out BMW has refused to free Duesmann from his contract, which ends in 2020.