Porsche SE: Family speakers honour the lifetime achievement of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch

27 Aug

Stuttgart, 27. August 2019

“We mourn with the family the loss of Ferdinand K. Piëch, the extraordinary manager and engineer, the strategist and simply the car-enthusiast, who he was all his life.”

With these words Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (“Porsche SE“), Stuttgart, and speaker of the Porsche family, responded to the news of the death of  Porsche SE’s long-time former member of the Supervisory Board and past shareholder, Ferdinand K. Piëch.

At the same time Dr. Porsche emphasized, that over decades the life path of Ferdinand K. Piëch was closely interwoven with his own:

“My cousin and I shared many memories. At the centre stage was the struggle for the legacy of our grandfather Ferdinand Porsche which we have carried forward successfully.”

Dr. Hans Michel Piëch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche SE and speaker of the Piëch family said:

“The life’s work of my brother goes above and beyond the companies he worked for. He shaped the German car industry more than any other. And he was closely related to the employees of the Volkswagen Group, in both good times and in bad. Our thoughts are with his wife Ursula and his children. We mourn with them as we mourn with the employees of the Volkswagen Group and all car-enthusiasts, whose lives Ferdinand K. Piëch enriched with his passion.”


Ferdinand Piëch, Porsche family contrarian has died at the age of 82

The German press is reporting today that Volkswagen Group magnate and Porsche family contrarian Ferdinand Piëch has died at the age of 82. Seen as one of the fathers of quattro, Piëch led Audi from 1988 to 1993, the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002, then chairman of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board.

Reports suggest that Dr. Piëch collapsed Sunday in a restaurant in Rosenheim (Bavaria). He was rushed to a hospital where he eventually passed.



Porsche Automobil Holding SE

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70435 Stuttgart

Porsche Automobil Holding SE

Domicile: Stuttgart, Registergericht

Court of Registry: Amtsgericht Stuttgart Commercial Register No.: 724512

Supervisory Board: Dr. Wolfgang Porsche (Chairman), Dr. Hans Michel Piëch (Deputy chairman)

Management Board: Hans Dieter Pötsch (Chief Executive Officer), Dr. Manfred Döss, Philipp von Hagen

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