Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech

Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech

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Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech, whose goal is to surpass General Motors Co. as the world’s largest automaker, has transformed VW into a global carmaker of 12 nameplates, ranging from heavy trucks at MAN SE and Scania AB to Audi sedans and Ducati luxury motorcyles.