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September 10, 2013

Volkswagen chairman, Ferdinand Piech, 76, has refuted speculation he is soon to step down due to poor health and has said he will serve out the rest of his contract.

Volkswagen chairman, Ferdinand Piech, 76, has refuted speculation he is soon to step down due to poor health and has said he will serve out the rest of his contract.

He made the statement to reporters at the Frankfurt car show in response to reports last week that company chief executive Martin Winterkorn was soon to takeover.

Piech’s contract, extended last year, runs into 2017.

It was rumoured that Volkswagen finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch would replace Winterkorn until a longer-term solution was found.

June 5, 2013

The founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, has stepped down from the board of Inter Ikea Holding, the holding company of the iconic Swedish flatpack furniture chain.

The founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, has stepped down from the board of Inter Ikea Holding, the holding company of the iconic Swedish flatpack furniture chain. The chairman of the board, Per Ludvigsson, has also stepped down, aged 70, to be replaced by Kamprad’s son Mathias.

In a statement issued by Ikea, the changes in the board are described as a generational shift that has been prepared for over several years.

Kamprad, who turned 87 in March, said in a statement his retirement from the board did not mean he would stop working.

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