Volkswagen said on Tuesday that Porsche AG executive Gernot Doellner will become the automaker’s new strategy chief from May 1.
“With the addition of Gernot Doellner we are gaining a proven strategist who has gained extensive experience at Porsche AG in the management of model series and in development strategy and innovation management,” said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess.
“With him, we will systematically continue along our chosen path and further drive the transformation.”
Doellner earlier served as head of product and concept at Volkswagen’s luxury division Porsche AG.
He will be replacing Michael Jost who is leaving the Volkswagen Group to dedicate time to his own projects.