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Money Volkswagen's new CEO may become Audi chairman in May - sources

11:10  15 april  2018
11:10  15 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Arun Jaitley undergoes tests, surgery likely today in AIIMS

  Arun Jaitley undergoes tests, surgery likely today in AIIMS Arun Jaitley undergoes tests, surgery likely today in AIIMSSources maintained that keeping a kidney transplant patient under a day’s observation was a routine medical procedure and the surgery is likely to be done on Sunday. “There is a case of certain infections. It was due to this reason that he was kept in a controlled environment. Those infections haven’t been completely treated and the surgery can’t take place without that since a person’s immunity is a key factor in the case of a transplant.” AIIMS sources added that formalities pertaining to a donor kidney have also been completed.

a man wearing a suit and tie: New VW CEO Diess poses after news conference at VW plant in Wolfsburg © REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer New VW CEO Diess poses after news conference at VW plant in Wolfsburg

Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) new Chief Executive Herbert Diess will likely take the helm of luxury division Audi's (NSUG.DE) supervisory board next month, sources at VW group said.

Diess, who has been head of Volkswagen's (VW) core autos brand since 2015, replaced Matthias Mueller as CEO of VW group on Thursday after key stakeholders at Europe's biggest automaker decided that sweeping changes at the multi-brand conglomerate should be spearheaded by a fresh CEO.

Diess, a former executive at Audi's luxury rival BMW (BMWG.DE), is expected to replace Mueller as chair of Audi's 20-strong supervisory board at a meeting on May 8, one day before the brand's annual general meeting, the sources said.

"The supervisory board will take a decision on the chair at its next meeting," a spokesman for Audi said, without elaborating. VW didn't return calls seeking comment.

German magazine Automobilwoche reported earlier on Saturday that Diess wants to become chairman of Audi, without citing the source of the information.

The supervisory board of Audi, the biggest profit engine at VW group, has traditionally been led by the VW group CEO.

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