As reported on FCBayern.com, long time Bayern Munich supervisory board member Dr. Martin Winterkorn stepped down from his position at the club’s recent supervisory board meeting. Winterkorn informed supervisory board chairman Uli Hoeneß of his decision in writing back on December 9th.
Hoeneß indicated that the club will miss the guidance of Winterkorn, who has made a significant impact at the club:
FC Bayern is losing an outstanding supervisory board member; he was of enormous importance for FC Bayern’s development in the last 16 years. We are extraordinarily grateful to him for that. We wish Martin Winterkorn all the best, and we very much hope he will be our guest for football matches at the Allianz Arena and our basketballers’ matches at the Audi Dome. Martin Winterkorn will always be a friend of the club and also my personal friend.
Some highlights of Winterkorn’s tenure include the following:
- Winterkorn was an FC Bayern München AG supervisory board member for almost 16 years.
- As Audi AG chairman, Winterkorn initiated the successful partnership between Audi and FC Bayern.
- Winterkorn was responsible for Audi AG’s acquisition of 8.33 percent of FC Bayern München AG shares in 2010.
Finally Winterkorn had this to say about the club and its place on the global soccer landscape:
FC Bayern München have become a top club in world football over the last two decades, not only in terms of sport but also financially. It makes me proud that I accompanied the club on this path through my work on the supervisory board.