Pötsch has requested Daimler’s supervisory board agree the early termination of Dr. Hohmann-Dennhardt’s contract as member of the board of management of Daimler AG for integrity and legal affairs. Her contract was due to expire on 28 February, 2017.
However, she is to join the Volkswagen Group as of 1 January, 2016 as board member for integrity and legal affairs.
It is claimed that “Compliance is now ﬁrmly anchored at Daimler and in its corporate culture”, and in coordination with the executive committee of the supervisory board, the chairman of the supervisory board of Daimler AG has agreed to this request in the interest of good governance in the German automotive industry. It is possible also that VW may have a few court cases on its hands in the months ahead and for which specialist expertise may be required.
“We are delighted that Dr. Hohmann-Dennhardt has agreed to take on this responsible task and that we can build on her outstanding competence and experience”, said Pötsch. “At the same time we would like to thank Daimler AG for agreeing to our request to the early termination of Dr. Hohmann-Dennhardt’s contract.”