Elected until: 2023. First elected: 2012. Nationality: German.
Michael Brecht was born in Karlsruhe in 1965. He completed an apprenticeship as automotive fitter at Daimler-Benz in Gaggenau and pursued a number of training programs, including as a work and motion analyst. In 2011, he graduated from the extra-occupational Master of Management program of the Malik Management Center in St. Gallen.
From 1981 onwards, Michael Brecht was active as member of the Gaggenau Works Council body representing young employees and trainees and was elected as Chairman of the general youth and trainee representative body in 1985. Since 1990, he has been active as member of the Works Council Committee in Gaggenau and became its Chairman in 1998.
Since April 2, 2014, Michael Brecht is Chairman of the General Works Council of Daimler AG.
In addition to his activities as employee representative, he performs various honorary functions in the local municipal and union organizations.
Michael Brecht is a member of the following other legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Daimler Truck AG (group mandate)
- Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)