June 18, 2020 / 2:57 PM / 2 months ago

Audi boss to head carmaker's R+D division: sources

FILE PHOTO: Markus Duesmann, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the company's annual news conference in Munich, Germany, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

MUNICH (Reuters) - Markus Duesmann, the head of Audi (NSUG.DE), will also head the research and development division at German carmaker Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) premium brand, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi’s current head of development, will retire, the sources added.

Reporting by Joern Poltz, writing by Thomas Escritt, editing by Michelle Martin

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