Markus Duesmann to Audi? BMW management Board has terminated

Is Audi on the search for a successor for the currently in custody for a sitting Chairman of the Board, Rupert Stadler in Munich to find it? According to a report in the Handelsblatt want to Ingolstadt BMW-purchasing Director Markus Duesmann poach and the vacant Post at the top of the VW subsidiary with the skilled machine Builder to fill. An official confirmation for the proposed change of the Top Manager, there is not yet, in his notice at BMW, but was confirmed in the meantime.

When Markus Duesmann can start at Audi, depends on the goodwill of BMW: The previous Board of management for purchasing and supplier network has an industry-standard lock-up clause to prevent him from immediately working for a direct competitor. According to Handelsblatt, Duesmann would have to wait at least six months before he’s not allowed to officially start in Ingolstadt – if BMW dismisses him early from the contract. Relatively safe is that Audi had it with great interest, because of the current Board of management is not seen Schott, the Chairman of Bram allegedly as a desired permanent solution.

Markus Duesmann, since 2007 BMW, and first as a head to drive a formula 1 car is responsible. After the withdrawal from formula 1 Duesmann between 2010 and 2012, head of vehicle dynamics, and between 2012 and 2016, the head drive of the BMW AG. Since 1. October 2016 Markus Duesmann member of the Board of management of BMW AG, responsible for purchasing and supplier network. Prior to his time at BMW, Duesmann was, among other things, for Mercedes-Benz, both in the development of standard engines in formula 1-Team in Stuttgart.

According to Herbert Diess, Markus Duesmann would be already the second BMW Board of management, which is directly poached from the Volkswagen group. This was the first head of the VW brand, and is now ascended to the position of Chairman of the Board of management of Volkswagen AG. Also This was when BMW first, Board member for purchasing and supplier network, in the last years before his move from Munich to Wolfsburg was Diess responsible for the development.

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