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BERLIN — German automaker Audi says former BMW executive Markus Duesmann is to become its new CEO.
Audi said Nov. 15 that Duesmann, 50, will succeed Bram Schot on April 1.
In April 2020 Markus Duesmann will succeed Bram Schot as #Audi #CEO. Since Schot took over in mid-2018, the brand has accelerated its #transformation into a #sustainable #mobility provider and towards a decarbonized company: https://t.co/nPqMbTCd3J pic.twitter.com/cTfoya0al6— Audi (@AudiOfficial) November 15, 2019
Herbert Diess, the head of Volkswagen, of which Audi is a part, called Duesmann an “excellent engineer.”
Audi has struggled to keep up with rivals BMW and Daimler in recent years.
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