Thursday, 8 October 2015
VW: More top boss changes
More changes at the top of VW in preparation for the tougher months ahead in the wake of the implications of its emissions scandal, as Frank Witter (56) is appointed member of the board of management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for Finance and Controlling.
This immediate change in a key appointment was decided by the supervisory board at its meeting yesterday in Wolfsburg. It gives Witter a major new assignment. He was previously chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG.
In his new function, younger blood Witter succeeds Hans Dieter Pötsch (64), who served as the Volkswagen Group board member for Finance from 2003 and who, following his appointment by the competent local court as a member of the supervisory board, was yesterday elected its chairman.
Number-cruncher Witter, born in May 1959, holds a degree in business administration and has been with the Volkswagen Group since 1992. After training as a qualified savings bank officer, Frank Witter studied economics at the University of Hannover.
Witter joined Volkswagen AG in 1992, heading the capital markets business section at the Group Treasury until 1998. He subsequently became Treasurer at Volkswagen of America Inc., Volkswagen Canada Inc., VW Credit Inc. and their subsidiaries in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.
From 2001 to 2002 Witter served as corporate treasurer at SAirGroup in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2002 he became chief financial officer at Volkswagen of America Inc., Volkswagen Canada Inc., VW Credit Inc. and their subsidiaries.
From the beginning of 2005 he held the function of chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Volkswagen of America Inc. and Volkswagen Canada Inc. He was the group's executive manager and chief representative for the region of North America from July 2006 to September 2007.
From October 2007 to mid-September 2008, Witter served as president and chief financial officer of VW Credit Inc. and was regional manager for the American markets of Volkswagen Financial Services AG. Witter was chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG from September 2008.
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