The Daimler group is taking the final steps to prepare for its new corporate structure with the appointment of Board of Management members for Mercedes-Benz AGand Daimler Truck AG. The new Group structure (PROJECT FUTURE) will take effect when the corporate structure is entered in the commercial register. Daimler aims to launch the new corporate structure on 1 November 2019. In the new structure, the legally independent units Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG are respectively responsible for Cars & Vans and Trucks & Buses.

Manfred Bischoff has been voted Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG, and Ola Källenius Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG. The Supervisory Board has appointed Ola Källenius as Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, and Martin Daum has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG. Ola Källenius will also take on the dual function of Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG as the parent company. As early as 22 March 2019, the Supervisory Board and Board of Management of Daimler AG came to an agreement about the future Board of Management and Supervisory Board members for Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG. The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG and Daimler Mobility AG will remain unchanged.

As well as the Supervisory Board Chairmen for the two companies, their deputies were voted in: Ergun Lümali (Mercedes-Benz AG) and Michael Brecht (Daimler Truck AG).

During their constitutional meetings on Tuesday, the Supervisory Boards of both companies also appointed all new Board of Management members with effect from 1 October 2019 and determined the allocation of responsibilities.

Appointments to the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG:

  • Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Jörg Burzer, Production & Supply Chain Management
  • Renata Jungo Brüngger, Integrity and Legal Affairs
  • Sajjad Khan, CASE/EVA
  • Sabine Kohleisen, Human Resources
  • Frank Lindenberg, Finance and Controlling
  • Markus Schäfer, Research and Development
  • Britta Seeger, Sales

Appointments to the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG:

  • Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG
  • Stefan Buchner, Region Europe/Latin America and Mercedes-Benz Brand
  • Sven Ennerst, Product Engineering & Procurement and Region China
  • Jochen Götz, Finance and Controlling
  • Jürgen Hartwig, Human Resources
  • Roger Nielsen, Region North America and the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses brands
  • Hartmut Schick, Region Asia and the FUSO, BharatBenz brands

Daimler AG, as the sole shareholder of both companies, had previously elected 20 Supervisory Board members each at Annual General Meetings of Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG, ten of whom were elected in consultation with the employees. When the new corporate structure becomes effective, the Supervisory Boards of Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG will each consist of ten shareholder representatives and ten employee representatives on a parity basis in accordance with the provisions of the German Codetermination Act. By increasing the number of Supervisory Board members in advance of the new structure, Daimler is ensuring that the two Supervisory Boards will continue their work with the participation of the employee representatives.

The Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG will have the following members:

Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG – Shareholder representatives:

  • Manfred Bischoff
  • Valeria Gargiulo
  • Petraea Heynike
  • Joe Kaeser
  • Robert Köthner
  • Bernd Pischetsrieder
  • Wilfried Porth
  • Gesa Reimelt
  • Marie Wieck
  • Harald Wilhelm

Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG – Employee representatives:

  • Ergun Lümali, Works Council Chairman Sindelfingen
  • Michael Häberle, Works Council Chairman Untertürkheim
  • Michael Peters, Works Council Chairman Bremen
  • Helmut Stengel, Works Council Chairman Düsseldorf
  • Michael Rahmel, Works Council Chairman Berlin
  • Jörg Thiemer, Works Council Chairman Hamburg
  • Michael Brecht, Works Council Chairman Gaggenau
  • Nadine Boguslawski, First Authorised Representative of IG Metall Stuttgart
  • Sibylle Wankel, General Counsel of IG Metall Board of Management, Frankfurt/Main
  • Frank Weber, Chairman of the corporate committee representing senior executives and Sindelfingen committee representing senior executives

The Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG will in future consist of the following members:

Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG – Shareholder representatives:

  • Ola Källenius
  • Bader M. Al Saad
  • Sari Baldauf
  • Clemens Börsig
  • Jürgen Hambrecht
  • Sabine Kohleisen
  • Annette Matzat
  • Wilfried Porth
  • Hubertus Troska
  • Harald Wilhelm

Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG – Employee representatives:

  • Michael Brecht, Works Council Chairman Gaggenau
  • Thomas Zwick, Works Council Chairman Wörth
  • Joachim Horner, Works Council Chairman Mannheim
  • Jörg Lorz, Works Council Chairman Kassel
  • Florence Göckeritz, Works Council member at HQ
  • Frank Trampedach, Works Council Chairman Kassel subsidiary
  • Ergun Lümali, Works Council Chairman Sindelfingen
  • Claudia Peter, General Manager IG Metall Gaggenau
  • Roman Zitzelsberger, IG Metall Regional Manager Baden-Württemberg
  • Markus Maier, Member of the corporate committee representing senior executives and HQ committee representing senior executives

Daimler is structuring itself with more flexibility and focus with the three powerful legal entities Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG and Daimler Mobility AG under one common umbrella. Thanks to a specific focus on their customers, markets and core competencies of expertise, the business units will have more entrepreneurial freedoms with these new companies. This will strengthen the market and customer orientation of the business units, and cooperative ventures will become easier and faster.

Source: Daimler AG