STUTTGART, Germany, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- Contract extended until December 31, 2022
- Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Manfred Bischoff: "With his experience and expertise in the car business, Ola Källenius will strengthen and extend Daimler's position as a technology leader."
In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG extended the contract of Ola Källenius (47). Källenius has been the Board of Management Member of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development since January 1, 2017. He was appointed to the Board of Management of Daimler AG effective January 1, 2015 and was responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales until December 31, 2016.
"We are delighted to continue working with Ola Källenius," stated Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG. "Research and development are two key areas of the automotive industry. With his experience and expertise in the car business, Ola Källenius will strengthen and extend Daimler's position as a technology leader."
The contract of Ola Källenius would have expired at the end of 2017. In accordance with the German Stock Corporation Act and the Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, the Supervisory Board decides on a contract extension of Board of Management members after the beginning of the last year of their current contract.
The CV of Ola Källenius can be found at: https://www.daimler.com/company/corporate-governance/board-of-management/kaellenius/
The figures in this document are preliminary and have neither been approved yet by the Supervisory Board nor audited by the external auditor.
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Daimler at a Glance
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.
The company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. 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 the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world's most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services' brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 282,488 people; revenue totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.
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