Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, will celebrate his 75th birthday on May 10, 2018. Born in Stuttgart, the youngest son of Dorothea and Ferry Porsche has been on the Supervisory Board of the sports car manufacturer since 1978, an impressive 40 years.
Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, pays tribute to the celebrant: “Wolfgang Porsche is not only the bearer of our brand name, he is also the personable figure with whom people identify our company. He has always been there when needed. He has stood faithfully by the company, through the good times and the bad. For this, we admire him. For this, we hold him in esteem. For this, he deserves our full respect.”
Over the last decades, Wolfgang Porsche has had a key influence on all of the company’s major decisions, including the strategic realignment and reorganisation of Porsche AG in 1992, expansion of the product portfolio to encompass several new models and series such as the Boxster, Cayenne, Panamera, Macan plus the future electric sports car, the Mission E, as well as the investment in Volkswagen AG in 2005. Today, Porsche SE holds 52.2 per cent of the ordinary shares in Volkswagen AG, and is therefore its anchor shareholder.
Wolfgang Porsche regarded and indeed still regards his main role to be to continue the work of his father Ferry and his grandfather Ferdinand, and to balance and unite the interests of the family members.