VW's Piech is Germany's best-paid chairman -survey

April 21, 2015 9:00 AM

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BERLIN, April 21 (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech, who has unleashed a leadership crisis at Europe's biggest carmaker by publicly criticising his chief executive, is Germany's best paid supervisory board chief, a survey of the country's top companies found.

Piech, whose grip on VW has been weakened by a confrontation with senior board members, saw his total compensation from VW jump by almost a quarter last year to 1.47 million euros ($1.57 million), the survey by consulting firm hkp group showed, reflecting VW's record 2014 profit and deliveries.

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