Elected until: 2018. First elected: 2012. Nationality: German.
Michael Brecht was born in Forbach in the Black Forest in 1965. He apprenticed as an 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 Chairman 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.