Ferdinand Piëch, Volkswagen AG’s former chief executive and chairman has passed away at age 82. He was known to be instrumental in transforming the German carmaker during financial troubles to acquiring brands such as Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini amongst others. In a brief career history, Prof. Dr. Piëch started at Audi in 1972. By 1988, he was CEO of Audi, before taking over the position of CEO of Volkswagen AG in 1993. In 2002, Piëch was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. In 2015, he resigned from his mandates in the Volkswagen Group.
In this tribute, the Volkswagen Group has put together milestones in Dr Piëch’s life in pictures.
Click here for the record breaking Bugatti Chiron top speed run at over 490 km/h!