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.”

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