Matthias Müller seems to be down as Volkswagen’s CEO this Friday in what has been described as an “evolution of the structure of leadership”.
Reports in the German media suggest Müller, who was at the helm of the Volkswagen Group from Dieselgate scandal started in the month of September 2015, will be replaced by the Volkswagen brand boss, Herbert Diess.
Volkswagen has issued a statement that confirms that you are considering management changes “could also be associated with personnel changes in the management board”. When contacted by Autocar, however, a spokesperson could not confirm if it included the removal of Müller from the group in a position of advantage.
Autocar understands that the Müller’s departure comes as part of the plans designed by Wolfgang Porsche and Hans Michel Piech, Hans Dieter Pötsch. The first two come from families who control more than 52% of the Volkswagen Group, while the second is its president.
Müller’s departure would also leave an empty space on the edge of the Porsche, where he is also a home.
Müller has brought the Volkswagen Group through one of its most difficult periods, as he faced the fire for its emissions cheating scandal. He inherited the role from Martin Winterkorn, who resigned when the scandal broke.