With effect from October 2011, Jörg Kerner will head up the powertrain development division for Porsche at the automaler’s Weissach development centre. He succeeds Heinz-Jakob Neußer, who takes charge of power train development at the Volkswagen brand.

Kerner worked for Bosch from 1986 to 2004 where his responsibilities included various Audi projects in the petrol engine control and application area. The engineering graduate joined Audi in 2004 and built up the engine and transmission electronics design, software and functional development division, managing it until 2009. He subsequently took over the power train electrification division at Audi.