Martin Winterkorn

1947 - Today

Martin Winterkorn

Martin Winterkorn (born 24 May 1947) is a German former business executive who was chairman of the board of management (CEO, Vorstandsvorsitzender in German) of Volkswagen AG, the parent company of the Volkswagen Group, chairman of the supervisory board of Audi, and chairman of the board of management of Porsche Automobil Holding SE.He succeeded Bernd Pischetsrieder as CEO of Volkswagen AG in 2007. Prior to that, he had been the chairman of the board of management of the Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi AG.Winterkorn resigned from Volkswagen on 23 September 2015, several days after an emissions cheating scandal was revealed that concerned the company's diesel cars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Winterkorn has received more than 499,099 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 239th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Martin Winterkorn ranks 243 out of 481Before him are Louis Réard, Vagit Alekperov, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, John DeLorean, John McAfee, and David Geffen. After him are Gustav Wiederkehr, Bob Iger, Douglas Tompkins, David Sarnoff, Wang Jianlin, and Thomas Blake Glover.

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Among people born in 1947, Martin Winterkorn ranks 218Before him are Meiko Kaji, Peter Strauss, Petra Kelly, Pascal Lamy, James Dyson, and Robert David Hall. After him are Uli Edel, Samuel Schmid, Sally Oldfield, Ray Wise, Andrew Blake, and William Atherton.

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Among people born in Germany, Martin Winterkorn ranks 2,467 out of 3,763Before him are Paul Josef Cordes (1934), Johann Carl Fuhlrott (1803), Georg, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen (1892), Rudolf Schlechter (1872), Dorothea Erxleben (null), and Ernest Augustus II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1737). After him are Lilli Lehmann (1848), Woldemar Voigt (1850), Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834), Heinrich Karl Brugsch (1827), Mario Götze (1992), and Thilo Sarrazin (1945).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Martin Winterkorn ranks 20Before him are Karl Albrecht (1920), Maurice de Hirsch (1831), John Jacob Astor (1763), Carl Laemmle (1867), Theo Albrecht (1922), and Hans Riegel (1923). After him are Adolf Merckle (1934), Kim Dotcom (1974), Susanne Klatten (1962), Jawed Karim (1979), and Peter Thiel (1967).

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