Supervisory Board of Daimler AG appoints Renata Jungo Bruengger to the Board of Management

Dec 09, 2015, 05:36 ET from Daimler Corporate Communications

STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Renata Jungo Brüngger to be new Board of Management Member for Integrity and Legal Affairs
  • Appointed until December 31, 2018

In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG appointed Renata Jungo Brüngger (54) to the Board of Management with effect as of January 1, 2016. She will take over responsibility for Integrity and Legal Affairs, thus succeeding to Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt. The appointment of Renata Jungo Brüngger is effective until December 31, 2018.

"With Renata Jungo Brüngger, an experienced Daimler lawyer will become a member of the Board of Management. At the same time, this will make the Board of Management younger and more international. Renata Jungo Brüngger is a proven expert in international commercial law; her outstanding expertise is the result of 25 years of experience as a lawyer and attorney in several internationally active companies. With her competence, Renata Jungo Brüngger will make a major contribution to the further development of Daimler's high standards in the fields of integrity, compliance and legal affairs," stated Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG.

Renata Jungo Brüngger was born on August 7,1961, and is a Swiss citizen. After completing her bilingual studies of jurisprudence at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland in 1985, she became a licensed attorney-at-law in 1989. While working as a lawyer, she attended an additional course of studies at the University of Zurich and gained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international commercial law, specializing in intellectual property rights and technology and information rights, in 1998.

Since November 1, 2011, Renata Jungo Brüngger has been Head of Legal at Daimler AG. Before that, she was General Counsel Corporate EMEA and Vice President/General Counsel Emerson Process Management EMEA at Emerson Electric in Switzerland. From 1995 until 2000, she was a director in the legal department at Metro Holding AG, Switzerland. From 1990 until 1994, she worked as lawyer at law firm Bär & Karrer, Zürich. Before that, she was a legal advisor at Bank Clariden Leu in Zürich.

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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 and Mercedes-Maybach, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services' brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel and car2go. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2014, the Group sold more than 2.5 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 279,972 people; revenue totaled €129.9 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.

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SOURCE Daimler Corporate Communications