Walter Maria de Silva, the Design Chief of the Volkswagen Group is retiring at the age of 64.
VW confirmed the news on Friday, announcing that de Silva will be retiring from his post at the company by the end of the month. They also stated that de Silva would stay connected to VW in an advisory role.
The retirement of the award winning Spanish-born de Silva is the latest episode from the reorganization happening inside VW following the ‘Diesel-gate' emissions scandal. Thought the designer is not implicated, he is the second major figure to leave the embattled car maker.
The reorganization has already claimed the job of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn who resigned after news of the scandal broke in September.