STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With effect from 25 August 2016, Sibylle Wankel (born in 1964) has been appointed to the Daimler AG Supervisory Board as an employee representative. She studied law at the universities in Berlin and Freiburg. Sibylle Wankel has been active in trade unions since 1991 and has worked for IG Metall since 1997. In May 2016, she became General Counsel of the IG Metall Board of Management in Frankfurt. Sibylle Wankel takes over the mandate of Dr. Sabine Maaßen as an employees' trade union representative on the Supervisory Board.
Dr. Sabine Maaßen (born in 1966) resigned her mandate on the Daimler AG Supervisory Board with effect from 30 June 2016, as she has taken on a new professional position. Sabine Maaßen had worked in the legal department of IG Metall from 2008 and was General Counsel of the IG Metall Board of Management from 2013 to 2016. She was elected as a trade union representative on the Daimler AG Supervisory Board during the Supervisory Board elections for employee representatives in 2013. The next regular elections for employee representatives on the Supervisory Board will take place in 2018.
Daimler at a glance
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services divisions, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium cars and is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Daimler Financial Services offers financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, investments and credit cards as well as innovative mobility services.
The company founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history by inventing the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today by focusing on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior vehicles that captivate and inspire. Daimler consistently invests in the development of alternative drive trains – from hybrid cars to full electric vehicles with battery and fuel cell – with the goal of making zero-emission driving possible in the long term. Moreover, the company is actively promoting accident-free driving and intelligent networking all the way through to self-driving cars. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, which is the world's most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, Daimler's current brand portfolio also includes smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, as well as the Daimler Financial Services brands Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges (ticker symbol DAI). In 2015, the Group employed a total workforce of 284,015 and sold some 2.9 million vehicles. Revenue totalled € 149.5 billion and EBIT amounted to € 13.2 billion.
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