Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler will become the Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi AG on 1 November 2018. He is the successor of Peter Mertens, who has held this position since May 1, 2017. Mertens had asked the Audi Supervisory Board to release him from his duties for health reasons.
Volkswagen CEO and Audi Supervisory Board Chairman Herbert Diess: “We deeply regret that Peter Mertens is stepping down from the Board of Management. We respect the reasons that led to his decision and wish him a full recovery. Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler is an experienced expert who will continue to advance the transformation of Technical Development.”