Elected until: 2018. First elected: 2012. Nationality: German.
Michael Brecht has been a member of the Daimler AG Supervisory Board since July 2012. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, the Mediation Committee, the Presidential Committee and the Audit Committee.
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. In 1985 he was elected Chairman of the Central Works Council body representing young employees and trainees. Since 1990, he has been active as member of the Works Council Committee in Gaggenau. He has been active as Chairman of that body since 1998.
He is Chairman of the General Works Council of Daimler AG since April 2, 2014.
In addition to his activities as employee representative, he performs various honorary functions in the local municipal and union organizations.