Changing to Audi: BMW Duesmann not prematurely go

The former BMW Chairman of the Board Markus Duesmann will not be allowed to leave the company seem to unnecessarily early in the direction of VW or Audi. As the FAZ reports, was Duesmann immediately after the notification of his change of intentions and, thus, is not more than the Board of management of BMW AG, a early fresh start at Volkswagen, or VW, a subsidiary of want to Munich, but, apparently, to put a stop.

Possible that is thanks to a lock-up clause, as it is only in the contract with management Board members is common: the Transfer of secrets, to curb, not allowed to Markus Duesmann get in without clearance from his previous employer with a direct competitor. The information provided by the FAZ, votes BMW could delay the Start in the case of VW or Audi to October 2020 – however, it is unclear whether BMW is such a long lock or whether the company may be able to some financially on a previous exchange.

Much reason, for much BMW has not come, however, The coffers are filled after several record years in a row, well, and with Herbert Diess has already changed a few years ago, a BMW Board of management in Wolfsburg. If the VW CEO is now the boss at Audi, the BMW Board of management, is likely to be in Munich every possible delay love. This would also give a sign to other members of the Board: A faster and easier exchange for direct competition is not an Option.

From Wolfsburg was read officially, only a short Statement to:

Markus Duesmann will be a new member of the Volkswagen group Board of management

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has decided, in its meeting yesterday, Mr Markus Duesmann the entry in the group’s management Board. Mr. Duesmann, currently a member of the Board of management of BMW AG with responsibility for purchasing and supplier network, will start its activity as soon as it is available. A corresponding agreement has already been signed. Volkswagen AG brings with Duesmann one of the most experienced and most distinguished experts of the auto industry on Board. It is characterized by a wide range of experience in different areas of the industry at different companies.

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