Peter Bosch, manufacturing chief at Bentley, will turn into CEO of Volkswagen Group’s software program unit Cariad on June 1, taking on from Dirk Hilgenberg.
Bosch may also assume accountability for finance, buying and IT, VW stated on Monday in an announcement.
Bosch is a former Oliver Wyman guide who spent almost seven years on the VW model earlier than transferring to Bentley in 2017.
“He’s a strategist, an enabler and a crew participant,” VW Group CEO Oliver Blume stated of Bosch within the assertion.
Two additional software program specialists will be a part of the board alongside Bosch, VW stated. Rainer Zugehoer will stay as chief folks officer, in control of human assets.
VW is in talks with Hilgenberg and his crew about new roles inside the automaker, Blume stated.
The modifications come as VW undergoes a strategic evaluate of Cariad, which Blume stated entails “stepping up the tempo and broadening our method to partnerships.”
Blume ordered a evaluate of each side of the automaker after taking on from former chief Herbert Diess final September, who arrange Cariad however didn’t put it on stable footing.
Cariad has been dogged by delays and overspending, with a brand new software program platform supposed to allow “Stage 4” autonomous driving, as a result of be carried out throughout the fleet from 2026, pushed again to the tip of the last decade, sources have stated.