Elected until: 2021. First elected: 2006. Nationality: German.
Dr. Manfred Bischoff was born April 22, 1942 in Calw, Germany. After gaining a degree in Economics he worked from 1968 to 1976 as an assistant at the Alfred Weber Institute, University of Heidelberg where he was also awarded a doctorate in 1973.
In 1976, Dr. Bischoff joined Daimler-Benz AG as project coordinator for the alliance with Steyr-Daimler-Puch, with special responsibility for the cross-country vehicle Mercedes-Benz G-Class. In 1981, he was given responsibility for equity investments, mergers & acquisitions in the finance department where he became departmental head in 1985.
In 1988, Dr. Bischoff joined the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil as CFO. In 1989, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Deutsche Aerospace (later DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG) as CFO and in 1995 became chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz Aerospace (later Daimler Chrysler Aerospace AG) and a member of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG. Following the establishment of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) in 2000, Dr. Bischoff became its chairman.
On December 15, 2003, Dr. Bischoff stepped down from the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG.
On April 4, 2007, Dr. Bischoff was elected chairman of the Supervisory Board of DaimlerChrysler AG. On April 5, 2007, Dr. Bischoff stepped down from his offices at EADS.