By on April 20, 2012

Last week, Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech celebrated his 75th birthday. Yesterday, the presents arrived. Volkswagen bought the maker of Piech’s motorcycle, Ducati. Piech’s contract as chairman was extended by 5 years. And a buxom blonde received a seat on the board: Piech’s wife Ursula.

When Piech took over as CEO of Volkswagen in 1992, he was known for his sharp tongue. He also had a reputation as a master swordsman. He mass-produced children. As a student, he maximized output of a short-lived marriage with Corina – the marriage produced 5 children. He then had an affair with the wife of his cousin Gerd Porsche. Although not married, they produced two children. There were two more children, “from another connection.”

1982, Piech is R&D chief at Audi, and someone needs to watch the now 9 children. The Porsche/Piech couple puts an ad in the paper. The 25 year old Ursula Plasser is hired as a nanny. Two years later, Ursula Plasser is Ursula Piech.

Ferdinand and Ursula enlarged the fleet of Piech children by another three for a total of 12. There are rumors that there might be more, also fuelled by Piech’s flippant remarks. Asked how many children he has, he once answered: “About twelve. You never can tell for sure.”

By some accounts, Ursula is 19 years younger than Ferdinand, by others 20. You never can tell for sure. Engineer Piech prepares her as the successor model of the Piech dynasty. Two years ago, the potent patriarch transferred his shares to two trusts. When he dies, Ursula and the children will be the beneficiaries, with Ursula at the helm and now on board at Volkswagen.

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22 Comments on “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Ursula Piech Joins Volkswagen Board...”


  • avatar
    Zackman

    “He also had a reputation as a master swordsman. He mass-produced children.”

    Ich brauche keine stinkenden Viagra!

    Wow!

  • avatar
    tallnikita

    My eyes! Is she kidding with that outfit? Drugs are bad, mkay?

  • avatar
    VanillaDude

    Until they found enough Swiss banks, they used her cleavage to hold their multimillions.

  • avatar
    Caboose

    IS he really doing this? An uneducated nanny? That was not born into the family, but merely married in? Surely we can all have confidence that she has all the skills (automotive and political) necessary to have her hand substantially on the tiller at one of the world’s largest automakers.

    Of course, there will be no chance of infighting between twelve children of three different mothers for their share of control or any struggle to carve out their own (probably counterproductive and mutually incompatible) niches within the company.

    Lastly, I just lost some respect for Herr Piech. One of the more powerful men in the world, and a Disney villian from “under the sea” was the best he could do.

    This is like Bill Clinton; I remain convinced that folks really weren’t that upset at his policies. But dammmit, man, if you are representing America to the world, do better than Paula Jones or Monica Lewinski. Chairman Piech should be looking rather to the example of Jack Kennedy: He got Marilyn Monroe.

    In sum, I would have much more confidence about buying a new Volkswagen if I saw Piech walking about with that hottie Romanin model who’s in the 500 Abarth commercial.

  • avatar
    Caboose

    IS he really doing this? An uneducated nanny? That was not born into the family, but merely married in? Surely we can all have confidence that she has all the skills (automotive and political) necessary to have her hand substantially on the tiller at one of the world’s largest automakers.

    Of course, there will be no chance of infighting between twelve children of three different mothers for their share of control or any struggle to carve out their own (probably counterproductive and mutually incompatible) niches within the company.

    Lastly, I just lost some respect for Herr Piech. One of the more powerful men in the world, and a Disney villian from “under the sea” was the best he could do.

    This is like Bill Clinton; I remain convinced that folks really weren’t that upset at his policies. But dammmit, man, if you are representing America to the world, do better than Paula Jones or Monica Lewinski. Chairman Piech should be looking rather to the example of Jack Kennedy: He got Marilyn Monroe.

    In sum, I would have much more confidence about buying a new Volkswagen if I saw Piech walking about with that hottie Romanian model who’s in the 500 Abarth commercial.

    • 0 avatar
      th009

      Not entirely uneducated — she is a teacher (a kindergarten teacher, but a teacher nevertheless).

    • 0 avatar

      With regards to taste, at least Clinton had the stones to own his questionable choices in women. There is one very popular heart throb entertainer who hails from my town. There are rumors that he is gay, since he’s never seen in the company of women, but it’s not true. His tastes run towards very large women, the kind that he wouldn’t want to be seen with in public since it’s “bad for his image”.

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    germans have unique tastes in housefraus… one can only imagine with their eclectic tastes in modern pornography

    pretty unique uses for glass coffee tables

  • avatar
    Speed Spaniel

    Is she wearing a magic lasso and bullet proof braclets with that outfit?

  • avatar
    lon888

    He was known as a master swordsman. Too bad he wasn’t known for “having an eye for the ladies”. She probably has some kinky tight leather outfit she puts on for him. My eyes, my eyes.

  • avatar
    Advance_92

    If the dates are right they were married in 1984. Are there any pictures of her from that time?

  • avatar

    Apparently Piech is not powerful enough to stop her wearing that industrial demolition-rig slingshot.

    .
    Sad.
    If that low-grade billionaire Pinault can knock the boots off Salma Hayek, Piech should At Least be able to score some Jennifer Connelly or Moran Atias.

    Weak sauce, Piech. Weak sauce.

  • avatar
    Mark MacInnis

    To quote the late, great philosopher Rodney Dangerfield.

    (ahem)….

    “Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a HOOK in it….”

  • avatar
    Robert.Walter

    When der Herr in der Haus kicks-off, he will be replaced by the dominatrix in red!

  • avatar
    Robert.Walter

    When der Hausherr kicks-off, he will be replaced by the dominatrix in red!

  • avatar
    CougarXR7

    Gee…

    I wonder what Ursla looked like BEFORE the sex change operation.

    • 0 avatar
      alluster

      Lol you guys are mean! I travel 4 times a year to Koln(Cologne) where my company’s european HQ is located. I can assure you Ursla is more attractive than 90% of the women in germany. Has teeth straighter than 95% of the women and seems to have a sense of humor that 99% of the population there lacks.

  • avatar
    gslippy

    If she can help VW produce a trouble-free electrical system, I’m all for it.

    It’s bad taste to criticize another man’s taste in women; I suspect most of us aren’t supermodels, either, and time takes its toll on everyone. I hope Mr. Piech is doing the right thing for VW.


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