“With this clear mandate to back us up, we will continue to keep a close eye on the Board of Management and vigorously represent the interests of the workforce in the Audi Group,” commented General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch. He argued that only strong employee representatives on the Supervisory Board will be able to protect the jobs of their colleagues and stand up for the interests of the individual sites.
Irene Schulz, executive member of the Managing Board of IG Metall: “Audi’s good performance is also a success for the employees and for codetermination. If Audi wants to be a successful player in shaping the transformation of the automotive industry, it will only be able to do so in the future by offering secure jobs, fair pay and strong codetermination structures. That goes for all sites and employees worldwide. It’s our job to see to that on the Supervisory Board.”
Representatives of AUDI AG’s two German sites were elected: Joining Peter Mosch are the Vice Chairpersons of the Ingolstadt Works Council, Jörg Schlagbauer and Rita Beck, the Ingolstadt Works Committee member Helmut Späth and the Neckarsulm Works Council Chairpersons Rolf Klotz and Rainer Schirmer.
“Today’s election result means a great deal to us as employee representatives,” remarked Rolf Klotz, Vice Chairman of the General Works Council. “Together, we will forcefully represent the interests of the workforce on this key decision-making body and continue to ensure that future investments are directed at our sites.”
The senior executives at Audi are represented by Stefanie Ulrich, Head of HR at Audi in Neckarsulm.
The following trade union representatives were elected: Irene Schulz, executive member of the Managing Board of IG Metall, Johann Horn, First Authorized Representative of IG Metall Ingolstadt, and Petra Otte, Regional Secretary of IG Metall Baden-Württemberg.
The employee representatives are elected to the Supervisory Board every five years. The employee members of the Supervisory Board comprise seven operational representatives from the German Audi sites (including one representative of the senior executives) and three trade union representatives. The shareholders will elect the ten shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting on May 9.
Overview of the employee representatives on the Audi Supervisory Board:
Peter Mosch, Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG
Rolf Klotz, Vice Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG
Jörg Schlagbauer, Vice Chairman of the Works Council at Audi in Ingolstadt and Chairman of the IG Metall shop stewards at Audi in Ingolstadt
Rita Beck, Vice Chairwoman of the Works Council at Audi in Ingolstadt
Helmut Späth, Works Committee member at Audi in Ingolstadt
Rainer Schirmer, Vice Chairman of the Works Council at Audi in Neckarsulm
Irene Schulz, executive member of the Managing Board of IG Metall
Johann Horn, First Authorized Representative of IG Metall Ingolstadt
Petra Otte, Regional Secretary of IG Metall Baden-Württemberg
Stefanie Ulrich, Head of HR at Audi in Neckarsulm