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Ferdinand Piëch

engineer , executive , magnate

Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian automotive executive. Recipient Austrian District Service class I medal for contributions in the fields of science and art, 1984.


Piëch, Ferdinand was born on April 17, 1937 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Anton P. and Louise (Porsche) Piëch.


Degree in engineering, Swiss Technology University, Zurich, 1962. Doctor (honorary), Technology University, Vienna, 1984. Doctor (honorary), Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 1997.


Clerk engine testing department Porsche KG, 1963-1966, manager testing operations, 1966-1968, management Porsche development, 1968-1971, technical manager, 1971-1972. Senior department manager for special duties division technical development Audi Nsu Auto Union AG division, 1972-1973, manager division general testing, 1973, technical development manager Ingolstadt, 1974, member board management, 1975-1983, vice chairman board management, 1983. Chairman board management Audi AG, 1988-1992.

Member board management Volkswagen AG, 1992—1993, chairman board management, Chief Executive Officer, 1993—2002, with department Research and Development, 1995—2000, chairman supervisory board, since 2002, Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, since 2007.


Anton P. Piëch

Louise (Porsche) Piëch