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Entries in Martin Winterkorn (7)


Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn indicted for emissions cheating

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Thursday charging the former head of Germany's biggest company with helping hide emissions cheating software used to deceive U.S. regulators and car buyers.

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Dr. Alexander Stein: What corporate boards really need to consider when looking for a replacement CEO

Choosing a replacement chief executive is among the most consequential decisions a company’s board may ever tackle. Consider this new article which purports to detail what Uber should look for in a new CEO.

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German prosecutors name VW chairman in expanded probe

Volkswage AG said in a statement Sunday that German prosecutors have extended an investigation into alleged market manipulation to include two board members including chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch.

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Susan Divers: Tracing corporate train wrecks back to toxic tone at the top

Everyone knows that “tone at the top” is important in the ethics and compliance area but the phrase has become a tired and hackneyed cliché. The recent public implosions of established companies and start-ups however, add a fresh perspective and meaning to the concept by illustrating what happens when a CEO or C-suite sets a toxic tone at the top.

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Tom Fox on VW: The cost of a ‘strategy of delay and obfuscation’

Still wondering what the cost of a culture of non-compliance might be? Earlier this month Volkswagen announced it would delay reporting its annual earnings and move back the date of its annual shareholders’ meeting because of uncertainty about the cost of its diesel emissions scandal.

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Bill Waite on a VW rebuild: Culture first, then compliance

My first car was a VW beetle. It met its emission standards everywhere it went -- which was not far because it did not have an engine.

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Tom Fox on VW and the Yates Memo

Coming on the heels of the GM settlement for defective ignition switches where there were no prosecutions of individuals, the VW scandal will be a test for the Department of Justice and its new policy announced a few days ago with the Yates Memo.

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