New Bentley Motors Leadership

Wolfgang Dürheimer has accepted the role as Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors at the Detroit Motor show.

Mr Dürheimer was presented with the keys to W.O. Bentley’s 1930 8-litre saloon, which was W.O. Bentley’s official company car, by Bentley’s outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen.

Mr Dürheimer joins from Porsche AG where he was Executive Vice-Preseident, Research and Development. Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen will retire after over eight years at the helm, but has agreed to remain in an advisory capacity to Bentley and a consultant to the Volkswagen Group.