The resignation comes after Volkswagen was found to have used software to trick emissions tests.
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced Wednesday that he is resigning. No immediate successor has been named.
In a brief statement to journalists after a meeting of the group board’s subcommittee, deputy board chairman Berthold Huber told journalists that:
German media reported Huber as saying that there would be no decision on naming Winterkorn’s successor until the full 20-strong board meets on Friday.