Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned amid the scandal about the automaker’s manipulation of emission tests for its diesel cars. Eleven million cars are affected worldwide (so far). According to several reports including one by The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of Porsche, Matthias Müller, will replace him.
Müller started out as an apprentice toolmaker at Audi in 1977. He went back to school (Munich University of Applied Sciences) to study computer engineering science and then returned to Audi where he eventually became head of product management. By 2007 Müller was overseeing projects across all Volkswagen brand including Lamborghini. In 2010, he became CEO of Porsche. The 62-year-old German is credited delivering record revenue and profit. Deliveries jumped 17 percent in 2014 from the year before. It’s a big job: Volkswagen employs 600,000 people throughout the world.