At Volkswagen, a Familiar Figure Returns – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015

WOLFSBURG, Germany—One day after Volkswagen AG’s board forced Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn to resign over a massive scandal engulfing Germany’s largest company, former Chairman Ferdinand Piëch drove triumphantly through the main gates of Volkswagen’s massive plant here in his bright red Bentley, chauffeured by his wife, Ursula.

The dramatic return of Mr. Piëch,78-years-old and one of Volkswagen’s largest shareholders, was a turnaround from his sudden resignation as chairman of the supervisory board in April. He was…

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