By on October 16, 2015

Dr. Christine Hohmann-DennhardtVolkswagen announced Friday that Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt would join the embattled automaker from a similar post at Daimler after receiving approval from that automaker’s board of directors.

The Daimler board member and former judge will join Volkswagen on its Board for Integrity and Legal Affairs to help the automaker clean up its severely tarnished image after it admitted it had cheated emissions tests on more than 11 million cars worldwide. From Daimler:

In the interests of the Good Corporate Governance of the German automotive industry, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has agreed to this request after consultation with the Presidential Committee of the Supervisory Board, after Compliance is anchored firmly at Daimler and its corporate culture.

(Emphasis mine on the sick, corporate burn.)

Hohmann-Dennhardt was appointed to the Daimler board in 2011 after sitting on the First Constitutional Court of Germany since 1999, according to Bloomberg.

At Daimler she was the first woman appointed to its board of management after the automaker expanded the board from six to seven members for her appointment. Hohmann-Dennhardt oversaw compliance and ethics for Daimler.

According to the report, Hohmann-Dennhardt earned a record of strict order and “toughness” during her tenure at Daimler.

Hohmann-Dennhardt will begin at the new position Jan. 1.

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