The FINANCIAL — Upon application by the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Louise Kiesling and Ms. Julia Kuhn-Piëch were on April 30 appointed members of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG by the Braunschweig Local Court with immediate effect.
The appointments were made pursuant to Section 104 of the Aktiengesetz (German Stock Corporation Act) and were occasioned by the recent resignations of Prof. Ferdinand K. Piëch and Ms. Ursula Piëch from their mandates as Supervisory Board members, according to Volkswagen.
Dr. Louise Kiesling, PhD (RCA), (57) studied fashion design (University of Applied Arts, Vienna) and vehicle design (Royal College of Art, London) and worked as a designer in Germany, Austria and the UK. She is a partner and managing director of several business enterprises including Textilmanufaktur Backhausen GmbH (Hoheneich, Austria).
Julia Kuhn-Piëch (34) completed a law degree in Vienna and then went on to study real estate and facility management at Vienna University of Technology. She works as an independent real estate professional and has been a member of the Supervisory Board of MAN Truck & Bus AG since 2014.