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Volkswagen appoints chief compliance officer

Scuttlebutt | March 27, 2017

Volkswagen this week appointed Kurt Michels as chief compliance officer of the Volkswagen Group, effective April 1. In this position, he is to succeed Frank Fabien, who is joining Wolfsburg AG as speaker of the management board. Michels previously served as chief compliance officer for the Trucks, Vans, and Buses sector of Daimler AG.

Michels started his career with Daimler-Benz AG as an in-house attorney for purchasing and sales law in 1998. From 2006, he headed the Product Safety & Regulatory Department as associate general counsel. In this function, he held global responsibility for the topics of product safety, product liability prevention, emissions law, technical compliance, criminal law, and public law.

In 2011, Michels was appointed chief...

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