Project Future: New Supervisory Board Chairmen and Board of Management members

September 25, 2019 - The Daimler group is taking the final steps to prepare for its new corporate structure with the appointment of Board of Management members for Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG. The new Group structure (PROJECT FUTURE) will take effect when the corporate structure is entered in the commercial register. Daimler aims to launch the new corporate structure on 1 November 2019. In the new structure, the legally independent units Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG are respectively responsible for Cars & Vans and Trucks & Buses.

Manfred Bischoff has been voted Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG, and Ola Källenius Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG. The Supervisory Board has appointed Ola Källenius as Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, and Martin Daum has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG. Ola Källenius will also take on the dual function of Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG as the parent company. As early as 22 March 2019, the Supervisory Board and Board of Management of Daimler AG came to an agreement about the future Board of Management and Supervisory Board members for Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG. The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG and Daimler Mobility AG will remain unchanged.

As well as the Supervisory Board Chairmen for the two companies, their deputies were voted in: Ergun Lümali (Mercedes-Benz AG) and Michael Brecht (Daimler Truck AG).

During their constitutional meetings on Tuesday, the Supervisory Boards of both companies also appointed all new Board of Management members with effect from 1 October 2019 and determined the allocation of responsibilities.

  • Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Jörg Burzer, Production & Supply Chain Management
  • Renata Jungo Brüngger, Integrity and Legal Affairs
  • Sajjad Khan, CASE/EVA
  • Sabine Kohleisen, Human Resources
  • Frank Lindenberg, Finance and Controlling
  • Markus Schäfer, Research and Development
  • Britta Seeger, Marketing and Sales

  • Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG
  • Stefan Buchner, Region Europe/Latin America and the brand Mercedes-Benz
  • Sven Ennerst, Product Engineering & Procurement and Region China
  • Jochen Götz, Finance and Controlling
  • Jürgen Hartwig, Human Resources
  • Roger Nielsen, Region North America and the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses brands
  • Hartmut Schick, Region Asia and brands FUSO and BharatBenz

Daimler AG, as the sole shareholder of both companies, had previously elected 20 Supervisory Board members each at Annual General Meetings of Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG, ten of whom were elected in consultation with the employees. When the new corporate structure becomes effective, the Supervisory Boards of Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG will each consist of ten shareholder representatives and ten employee representatives on a parity basis in accordance with the provisions of the German Codetermination Act. By increasing the number of Supervisory Board members in advance of the new structure, Daimler is ensuring that the two Supervisory Boards will continue their work with the participation of the employee representatives.

Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG - Shareholder representatives:

  • Manfred Bischoff
  • Valeria Gargiulo
  • Petraea Heynike
  • Joe Kaeser
  • Robert Köthner
  • Bernd Pischetsrieder
  • Wilfried Porth
  • Gesa Reimelt
  • Marie Wieck
  • Harald Wilhelm

Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG - Shareholder representatives:

  • Ergun Lümali, Chairman of the Works Council at the Sindelfingen plant
  • Michael Häberle, Chairman of the Works Council at the Untertürkheim plant
  • Michael Peters, Chairman of the Works Council at the Bremen plant
  • Helmut Stengel, Chairman of the Works Council at the Düsseldorf plant
  • Michael Rahmel, Chairman of the Works Council at the Berlin plant
  • Jörg Thiemer, Chairman of the Works Council at the Hamburg plant
  • Michael Brecht, Chairman of the Works Council at the Gaggenau plant
  • Nadine Boguslawski, First Authorized Representative of IG Metall Stuttgart
  • Sibylle Wankel, Legal Counsel, IG Metall Board of Directors Frankfurt/Main
  • Frank Weber, Chairman of Senior Managers’ Committee and Senior Managers’ Committee Sindelfingen

Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG - Shareholder representatives:

  • Ola Källenius
  • Bader M. Al Saad
  • Sari Baldauf
  • Clemens Börsig
  • Jürgen Hambrecht
  • Sabine Kohleisen
  • Annette Matzat
  • Wilfried Porth
  • Hubertus Troska
  • Harald Wilhelm

Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG - Employee representatives:

  • Michael Brecht, Chairman of the Works Council at the Gaggenau plant
  • Thomas Zwick, Chairman of the Works Council at the Wörth plant
  • Joachim Horner, Chairman of the Works Council at the Mannheim plant
  • Jörg Lorz, Chairman of the Works Council at the Kassel plant
  • Florence Göckeritz, Works Council at headquarters
  • Frank Trampedach, Chairman of the Works Council at Own Retail Kassel
  • Ergun Lümali, Chairman of the Works Council at the Sindelfingen plant
  • Claudia Peter, Executive Director IG Metall Gaggenau
  • Roman Zitzelsberger, IG Metall Regional Director Baden-Württemberg
  • Markus Maier, Member of Senior Managers’ Committee and Senior Managers’ Committee at headquarters

Daimler is structuring itself with more flexibility and focus with the three powerful legal entities Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG and Daimler Mobility AG under one common umbrella. Thanks to a specific focus on their customers, markets and core competencies of expertise, the business units will have more entrepreneurial freedoms with these new companies. This will strengthen the market and customer orientation of the business units, and cooperative ventures will become easier and faster.

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