Volkswagen plans jobs shake-up at struggling software arm
Volkswagen is planning a shake-up at the top of its ailing software arm, which has been plagued by delays and budget misses.
Cariad, the German software arm created in 2020, has been beset with problems which had led to delays in the launch of new models. One of the priorities for VW’s new chief executive Oliver Blume has been to sort out Cariad’s software strategy, which is becoming increasingly important in the era of the internet-connected car.
Cariad’s supervisory board will propose Peter Bosch, a VW veteran who in 2017 joined Bentley, as the unit’s new head, according to two people familiar with the talks. The software arm’s current chief Dirk Hilgenberg, as well as technology chief Lynn Longo and chief financial officer Thomas Sedran, are all looking for new posts within the VW group, the people said.
据两位知情人士透露，CARIAD的监事会将提名2017年加盟宾利(Bentley)的大众汽车老将彼得•博施(Peter Bosch)担任该部门的新负责人。这些知情人士称，该软件部门的现任首席执行官迪尔克•希尔根贝格(Dirk Hilgenberg)、技术主管林恩•隆哥(Lynn Longo)和首席财务官托马斯•塞德兰(Thomas Sedran)都正在大众汽车集团内部寻找新职位。