Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard
Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG
Daimler Trucks and Buses
 
 
Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since February 18, 2010. In this function, he is Head of Daimler Trucks and Buses Division since April 1, 2013.
Dr. Bernhard was born on September 3, 1960, in Boehen, Germany. 1980 he started his studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt and finished with a master degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics in 1986.
From 1987 to 1988, he studied at Columbia University in New York and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). From 1988 to 1990, he completed a doctorate on International Exchange Rate Risks at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. Dr. Bernhard joined the then Mercedes-Benz AG in 1994.
From February 2005 to January 2007 Dr. Bernhard was a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.
Previous positions in the company:
  • Member of the Board of Management, Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler AG, 02/2010 
  • Head of Business Unit Mercedes-Benz Vans, 2009 
  • Member of the Board of Management, COO Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler AG, 2002 - 2004 
  • Deputy member of the Board of Management, COO Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler AG, 2000 
  • Managing Director, Mercedes-AMG GmbH, 1999 
  • S-Class Assembly Center Manager at the Mercedes-Benz AG Sindelfingen plant with responsibility for the new S-Class launch, 1994 
  • Project Manager for the reduction of material costs and increase in productivity in Mercedes-Benz AG assembly plants, 1992 to 1993
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