Volkswagen’s CEO survived a corporate coup. Can he survive an emissions scandal?

September 22, 2015 5:56 PM

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As recently as April, Martin Winterkorn could have doubled as a winning contestant on the television show “Survivor.”

The CEO of Volkswagen AG emerged unscathed from a corporate coup, using gamesmanship to outlast a highly publicized attempt by company patriarch Ferdinand Piech to oust Winterkorn, his onetime protege.

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