Author: Pan Tao PT
"After the first half of 2022, many of us are looking forward to a well -deserved summer vacation." Herbute Dis, CEO of Volkswagen Group, released dynamics in social media. Thanks to employees for their work in the first half of the year, but Just a few hours later, he received the news that he was about to leave.
On July 22, local time in Germany, Volkswagen Group announced that the Group CEO Herbert Dis will leave at the end of August after finishing the meeting of the Supervisory Board. His original contract was expired in 2025. Position.
This is the fourth year of Dis's CEO of Volkswagen Group. Before joining the Volkswagen, he worked in Bosch and BMW. In 2015, Dis joined the Volkswagen Group. His original position was the Volkswagen brand CEO. Due to the good completion of the "diesel gate" incident, he was promoted to the CEO of Volkswagen Group and CEO of Volkswagen.
During his tenure, Disley promoted the electrification of the public. In May this year, he said: "Our goal is still keeping up with them (Tesla) and may catch up with them by 2025."
According to the plan, Volkswagen will produce 800,000 pure electric vehicles worldwide this year. By 2023, 1.3 million vehicles will be produced, and the goal of achieving half of the total vehicle sales of electric vehicles will be achieved in 2030.
"Herbert Dis has played a key role in promoting the transformation of the company." Hans Dieter Pötsch, chairman of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen, affirmed Dis's achievements in electrification in a statement.
However, the process of Volkswagen's transformation to electrification was not smooth. Volkswagen ID.3 pure electric vehicles were previously exposed to delivery due to major "software problems". In the near future, the R & D progress of the Software Department of the Volkswagen Group has lagged behind the plan, which has also led to an extension of electric vehicles from multiple sub -brands such as Audi, Bentley, Porsche.
At the same time, Dis's radicals of electrifying and his work style have also caused him to question him, especially his actions in layoffs and controlling costs.
During the period of Dis's CEO of Volkswagen, Volkswagen announced that 30,000 people were layoffs worldwide, which will help the company to reduce the expenditure of 3.7 billion euros. Such actions have caused the dissatisfaction of the union.
During his tenure, Dis conflicted with the labor leaders of Volkswagen, while the latter had about half of the votes in the board of supervisors. These issues have laid hidden dangers for the departure of Dis.
Dis attaches great importance to the performance of the Volkswagen Group in the Chinese market. & nbsp; In 2018, Volkswagen Group announced the adjustment of China's business management structure. Dis, then CEO of Volkswagen Group and CEO of Volkswagen, served as the head of the board of directors of China Management and directly managed Chinese business. Feng Sihan was promoted to the CEO of Volkswagen Group (China), responsible for the operation of the group's business operation in China.
He has criticized the German government to underestimate the influence of the Chinese market, saying that half of the 20,000 to 30,000 Volkswagen R & D personnel in Germany work for Chinese customers. The bonus is generated in China. "
The day before Dis's upcoming news was announced, he also talked about the two major challenges of the public in the Chinese market in social media:
"In the entry -level market, we must and are also being optimized for cost; in the high -end market, we need to focus on developing the#辅“ ““ ““ ““ ““ ““ ““ ““ Cariad's research and development capabilities in China will also consider acquiring outstanding software companies in China.
The senior executive of Volkswagen Group, Porsche CEO Obo will take over Dis's position. Compared with Dis, Obuli has deepened the foundation of the public. As early as 1994, he joined Audi. He was promoted to the chairman of the Board of Directors of Porsche in 2015 and then entered the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group in 2018.
During his tenure, both Porsche and profits in 2021 increased greatly. Revenue increased by 15%year -on -year, an increase of 4.4 billion euros to 3.3.1 billion euros, and sales profit increased by 11 euros to 5.3 billion euros, an increase of 27%year -on -year.
However, Silicon Valley venture capitalist & nbsp; Evangelos Simoudis still expresses concerns about the public's personnel adjustment.
He commented on Dis's broad vision for cars, "this obviously caused a certain friction." For the successor, he said: "When I saw Obuli coming in, I saw a car man coming in again."