Change on the VW Supervisory Board: Conny Schönhardt succeeds Birgit Dietze

Jun 24, 2019   People

There will be a change to the composition of employee representation on the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft.

Conny Schönhardt (pictured), who took on responsibility for Strategic and Political Planning on the management board of IG Metall in January 2019, is taking Birgit Dietze’s seat on the Supervisory Board as of 21 June 2019. The Group announced this in Wolfsburg on Monday.

The two trade union representatives have already worked on tasks together in the VW employee representative committees over recent months. This included the assumption by Conny Schönhardt of responsibility in the trade union as company representative for Volkswagen and AUDI at the beginning of 2019.

“Birgit Dietze’s term on the Supervisory Board coincided with eventful times, that were extremely challenging. The employee representatives thank Birgit for her valuable contribution, which Conny Schönhardt will undoubtedly build on going forward. Conny, with her specialism in pay scales, training and qualification, is assuming this office at exactly the right moment,” commented Jörg Hofmann, Chairman of IG Metall and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Assuming duties in the Group constitutes a return to the company for Ms Schönhardt, who had worked here previously for several years. She concluded a commercial apprenticeship at VW Commercial Vehicles in the mid-1990s and then worked on the assembly line.


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