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The Supervisory Board is responsible for monitoring the Management and approving important corporate decisions. Moreover, it appoints the Members of the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG comprises 20 members and conforms to the German Co-determination Act. Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. 

Half of the overall 20 members of the Supervisory Board are shareholder representatives. In accordance with Article 11(1) of the Articles of Association, the State of Lower Saxony is entitled to appoint two of these shareholder representatives for as long as it directly or indirectly holds at least 15% of the Company’s ordinary shares. The remaining shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board are elected by the Annual General Meeting. The other half of the Supervisory Board consists of employee representatives elected by the employees in accordance with the Mitbestimmungsgesetz (German Codetermination Act). A total of seven of these employee representatives are Company employees elected by the workforce; the other three employee representatives are representatives of the trade unions elected by the workforce.

The Supervisory Board held a total of five meetings in fiscal year 2013. The average attendance ratio was 93%; no member of the Supervisory Board took part in fewer than half of the meetings. 

Committees of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

Responsibilities of the Committees of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

Report of the Supervisory Board Report 2013


* The date indicates the effective date of appointment to the Supervisory Board.

You can find a comprehensive presentation of further appointments of the members of the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board in the chapter Executive Bodies (Supervisory Board) in the Annual Report 2013 of Volkswagen AG.


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Reports of the Supervisiory Board of Volkswagen AG

Supervisory Board Report 2013
PDF, 5 Pages, 111 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2012
PDF, 18 Pages, 787 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2011
PDF, 6 Pages, 94 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2010
PDF, 6 Pages, 96 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2009
PDF, 6 Pages, 65 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2008
PDF, 6 Pages, 65 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2007
PDF, 4 Pages, 67 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2006
PDF, 4 Pages, 55 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2005
PDF, 4 Pages, 79 KB