Elected until: 2018. First elected: 2013. Nationality: German.
Wolfgang Nieke was born in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1956. He completed an apprenticeship as a tool mechanic at Daimler in Untertürkheim in 1974. After training as a mechanical technician, he obtained a technical university entrance qualification in 1986 and passed the master craftsman’s exam. He has worked in various areas of the company, among others, in engine production, tool manufacturing and commercial vehicle and passenger car development.
Wolfgang Nieke was elected to the Works Council for the first time in 1994. He became deputy chairman and thus also member of the General Works Council in 1998. Since 2010, he has been active as chairman of the Works Council of the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant and Passenger Cars Development.
In addition, he is a member of the European Works Council, the World Employee Committee (WEC), the Group Works Council of Daimler AG, the bargaining committee and other bodies of IG Metall.