Volkswagen says Gernot Doellner becomes new strategy chief
On Tuesday, Volkswagen had announced that Porsche AG executive Gernot Doellner would become the carmaker’s new strategy chief from May 1.
Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess stated that with the addition of Gernot Doellner they were acquiring a proven strategist who has gained large experience at Porsche AG in managing the model series and also in evolution strategy and innovation management, with him we would expect a systematic consistency along the chosen path and we can drive the transformation further
Zoellner earlier served as head of product and concept at Volkswagen’s luxury division Porsche AG and will replace Michael Jost, who earlier stated this month that he would quit after more than a decade with the group.
The announcement releases a week following Volkswagen’s Power Day, which, along with more upbeat broker comments, has revitalized Volkswagen’s shares, which are up to nearly 50% year-to-date.