Wolfgang Porsche celebrates 70th birthday on May 10

Article by Anita Panait, on May 10, 2013

The chairman of the supervisory boards of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Porsche AG is celebrating his 70th birthday on May 10, 2013. Born in Stuttgart on May 10, 1943, Wolfgang Porsche is the youngest son of Dorothea and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, founder of the Porsche sports car brand. He is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, the great automotive design engineer responsible for shaping the history of the car.

Wolfgang Porsche spent the first six-and-a half years of his life living in the “Schüttgut” residence in Zell am See, Austria but returned to Stuttgart with his family, in 1950. Porsche obtained his Abitur – a higher school-leaving certificate -- in 1965.

He also gained qualifications as a metalworker. Porsche then obtained his degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, followed by his doctorate in International Business in 1973.

He first became an independent entrepreneur, becoming a general importer of Yamaha motorbikes in Austria via his JAMOTO firm. He returned to Germany in 1976 and worked at Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart as a sales manager in different areas. He was responsible for shaping the development of Porsche AG in the past 35 years as a member of the supervisory board, and since 2007, he served as its chairman of the supervisory board.

Matthias Müller, president and chief executive of Porsche AG, paid tribute to the “invaluable contribution” Porsche has made. According to Müller, “the fact that a member of the founder family is actively representing the carmaker internationally is essential for many Porsche fans in their extraordinary identification with the brand and its products.”

Topics: porsche

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Facelift could get as sporty looking as the Golf R with the new R-Line packages. But without the sporty run and the premium price. Set to...
by - January 17, 2017
Whether or not you’re a tech addict, you realize that the digital revolution is now moving at high speed. Before you know it, there’s already a new one on the...
by - January 17, 2017
We really couldn’t deny that quite a number of Audi customers and would-be-buyers are intently waiting for higher performance RS versions of the Audi A4 and A5. Of course, these...
by - January 17, 2017
The Chevrolet Cruze is coming to Australia. But it won’t be known as the Chevrolet Cruze. Instead, it will bear the Holden badge and get the Astra moniker. The 2017...
by - January 17, 2017
As expected, four years after the current generation of the BMW 4 Series was introduced in 2013 with the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the German premium carmaker is implementing a...
by - January 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries