It’s not the first time we’ve heard the rumors, but once again, a report has surfaced stating Opel CEO, Karl-Thomasn Neumann, may be leaving the brand.
Reuters reports Volkswagen is in the process of wooing the executive, who left VW in 2013 to join General Motors’ as Opel’s CEO. The potential position for Neumann? Head of Audi.
Current Audi CEO, Rupert Stadler, has come under fire for his handling of Volkswagen’s diesel deceit. Sources have said he will not serve out his entire contracted term. German agencies have also accused Audi of cheating emission tests with its A8 sedan, the first time the brand has had allegations brought against it in Europe.
Neumann will reportedly inform Opel’s board about his decision to stay or leave on June 22. He has previously indicated he will stay on until Opel is fully acquired by France’s PSA Groupe. That deal is said to be on track to close by the end of July.