Barbara Bierach is a freelance business journalist and author. She previously worked for German weekly business title WirtschaftsWoche, and Forbes Magazine. Currently based in County Sligo, Ireland, Barbara has also lived in Sydney, New York, Cologne and Düsseldorf.
Volkswagen remains mired in scandal over its governance arrangements. Germany’s governance has failed to provide an independent board and for many shareholders the only hope of change is if the automaker fails to pay a dividend.