Rupert Stadler, Audi boss in the eye of an emissions storm

FROM THE ARCHIVE: When Audi's parent company VW first became embroiled in the emissions scandal in 2015, Management Today went to Ingolstadt to grill chairman Rupert Stadler.

by Matthew Gwyther
Credit:Julian Dodd
Credit:Julian Dodd

This article was first published in November 2015.

Photography by Julian Dodd

Ingolstadt is Audi town. Sitting on the Danube to the north of Munich, it’s a Bavarian bourgeois mini-city of a mere 131,000 souls – over 40,000 of whom work in the Audi complex, the second largest car production facility in Europe. They turn out 600,000 vehicles each year and are proud of their four-ringed automotive emblem.

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