- Category : 1937-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 1
Austrian business magnate, engineer and executive who was the chairman of the executive board ( of Volkswagen Group in 1993-2002 and the chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen Group in 2002-2015.
He graduated from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1962, with a degree in mechanical engineering, having written a master thesis about the development of a Formula One (F1) engine. At the same time, Porsche was involved in F1 and developed an 8-cylinder engine for the Porsche 804. A grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, Piëch started his career at Porsche, before leaving for Audi after an agreement that no member of the Porsche or Piëch families should be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Porsche company.
Piëch fathered 13 children with four different women, and was last married to Ursula (Uschi) Piëch. One of his sons, Toni Piëch, is the founder of car company Piëch Automotive.
Piëch collapsed suddenly on 25 August 2019 while having dinner with his wife in Rosenheim, Oberbayern. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. A specific cause of death hasn't been released.