“In Peik v. Bestenbostel, I had a competent and loyal advisor at my side over the past four years. He steered Corporate Communications safely through the era of the diesel crisis, transformation and coronavirus,” said Herbert Diess. “I would like to thank Peik v. Bestenbostel, also on behalf of the entire Board of Management, for his untiring efforts over his 12-year career with Volkswagen and he has my best wishes for the future.”
With respect to Peik v. Bestenbostel ‘s successor, Diess said: “Nicole Mommsen has rapidly familiarized herself with the Group, with its complex structures and stakeholders and repositioned Corporate Communications to focus on central strategic topics of transformation such as digitalization and decarbonization. With her international background, her capital market experience and her blend of journalism, corporate and consultancy experience, she is the ideal person to be Head of Group Communications.”
Before joining Volkswagen, Nicole Mommsen was responsible for the communications of Goldman Sachs in the German-speaking region for four years. Previously, she had headed the global external communications of the Merck science and technology group in Darmstadt. Nicole Mommsen started her career in 2000 as a journalist with Bloomberg News. She then moved in 2007 to Deutsche Post DHL, where she was Head of Financial Communications. Following this position, she was a consultant with the Brunswick Group strategic communications advisory firm for four years.