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Former Ford Germany chief likely to head VDA auto lobby - report

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The former chief of Ford-Werke GmbH, Bernhard Mattes, is the favourite to head Germany’s VDA auto industry lobby when the current chief’s contract expires next year, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Mattes, currently president of AmCham Germany, is regarded highly because he is viewed as independent of the big three German automakers – Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE>, BMW <BMWG.DE>, and Daimler <DAIGn.DE>, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported. VDA’s current president Matthias Wissmann, 68, has said he would leave the association when his contract expires in early summer 2018, a spokesman confirmed. He wouldn’t comment on a possible successor. AmCham Germany wasn’t immediately available for comment when contacted by phone and email after business hours.

(Reporting by Tom Sims; Editing by Adrian Croft)
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