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Following the discovery of the Volkswagen emissions scandal on 18 September 2015 and the subsequent resignation of then VW CEO Martin Winterkorn several days later,  the mantle of CEO for Volkswagen AG was taken up by Matthias Muller.

During a recent committee meeting where members of the supervisory board had discussed the CEO's recent progress in cleaning up after the diesel-emissions scandal and as to whether they believed that Müller was the right man for the job.

Deputy Chairman of the supervisory board committee Joerg Hofmann has commented that, "We discussed many issues at VW yesterday, not only Mr Müller. We are very conscious that there is no alternative. The question does not arise,"

Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Müller

Hofmann also said that, "The impression he gives is that he is working in a very serious and results-oriented way on the problems. People like to speculate but there is neither cause nor reason to express doubt on this issue."