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Wolfgang Porsche
Wolfgang Porsche, IAA 2017 (1Y7A1942).jpg
Porsche in 2017
Born
Wolfgang Heinz Porsche

(1943-05-10) 10 May 1943 (age 76)
OccupationPorsche executive
Spouse(s)
Susanne Bresser
(m. 1988; div. 2008)
Children2
Parent(s)Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
RelativesFerdinand Porsche (grandfather)
Ferdinand Piëch (cousin)

Wolfgang Heinz Porsche (born Stuttgart 10 May 1943)[1] is an Austrian manager[2] and a member of the Porsche family dynasty.[3] He is a shareholder and chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE as well as of Porsche AG. He is the youngest son of Ferdinand (Ferry) Porsche and Dorothea Reitz. His oldest brother is Ferdinand (Butzi) Porsche, designer of the Porsche 911.[4]

After school he trained as a metalworker and went on to obtain a degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. After qualifying, Porsche established his own business, importing Yamaha motorbikes to Austria. In 1976 he joined Daimler-Benz. Two years later he was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG. In 2007 he became Chairman of both Porsche AG and Porsche Automobil Holding SE. In 2008 he also joined the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG.[5]

Porsche was married to the director and screenplay writer Susanne Bresser from 1988 until their divorce in 2008. They have two sons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Wolfgang Porsche Celebrates 70th Birthday on May 10". Porsche AG. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.munzinger.de/search/portrait/Wolfgang+Porsche/0/26393.html
  3. ^ Hawranek, Dietmar. "The Porsche Story: A Fierce Family Feud" (21 July 2009). SPIEGEL. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. ^ Landler, Mark (23 December 2007). "Porsche and VW: One Happy Family?". New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Executive Profile: Wolfgang Porsche". Business Week. Retrieved 3 October 2014.