Members of the Supervisory Board and Board of Management
In the election of employee representatives to the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG on April 6, 2017, Ms. Ulrike Jakob, Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council of Volkswagen AG, Kassel plant, Ms. Bertina Murkovic, Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and Mr. Athanasios Stimoniaris, Chairman of the Group Works Council of MAN SE and of the MAN SE Works Council, were elected as members of the Supervisory Board. They succeeded Mr. Uwe Fritsch, Mr. Stephan Wolf and Mr. Thomas Zwiebler. The term of office began at the end of the Annual General Meeting on May 10, 2017. The remaining employee representatives on the Supervisory Board were reappointed for a further term.
Effective December 14, 2017, the State of Lower Saxony delegated the new Deputy Minister-President and Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor, Transport and Digitalization, Dr. Bernd Althusmann, to the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG to succeed Olaf Lies for the latter’s remaining term of office.
Ms. Annika Falkengren stepped down as a member of the Supervisory Board with effect from February 5, 2018. Effective February 14, 2018, the Braunschweig Registry Court temporarily appointed Ms. Marianne Heiß as a member of the Supervisory Board until the end of the Annual General Meeting on May 3, 2018. The Supervisory Board will propose electing Ms. Heiß as a member of the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting on May 3, 2018.
Ms. Hiltrud Dorothea Werner has been the Group Board of Management member responsible for “Integrity and Legal Matters” since February 1, 2017. She succeeded Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, who left the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG on January 31, 2017.
The Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Klaus Liesen, passed away on March 30, 2017 at the age of 85. Dr. Liesen served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG between 1987 and 2006 and as its Chairman from 1987 to 2002. During this time, he made a considerable contribution to the expansion and internationalization of the Group. With his experience in business and his shrewd and diplomatic manner, he earned great respect and recognition in the process.
Dr. Martin Posth, a former member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, died on September 17, 2017 at the age of 73. Dr. Posth was Board member with responsibility for Human Resources from 1988 to 1993 and for the Asia-Pacific region from 1993 to 1997. During his tenure in the Volkswagen Group, he decisively shaped the development of the Company, demonstrating great commitment and expertise.
They will not be forgotten.