WOLFSBURG, GERMANY — Volkswagen has promoted Porsche’s Sebastian Rudolph to head of group communications as part of a restructuring of its comms function.

Rudolph has been with VW-owned Porsche since 2019 and will continue as the sports car brand’s VP of communications, sustainability and politics.  VW said Rudolph will retain his duties following a possible Porsche IPO later this year.

Meantime, Nicole Mommsen, who currently serves as global comms head, will shift to leading the group’s corporate comms, which is what she did when she joined VW in 2020. She will also act as deputy and internal chief operating officer for group communications.

Priscilla Cortezze, currently the group’s corporate comms head, will assume a newly created position focus on international & strategy.

The changes take effect Sept. 1, which coincides with Porsche CEO Oliver Blume assuming leadership of the VW group. The company in July ousted current CEO Herbert Deiss whose tenure has been marked by friction with labor and other stakeholders.