by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Supervisory Board of Daimler AG extends contract with Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard

In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG extended the contract of Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, a member of the Board of Management of Daimler, until February 28, 2018.

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since February 18, 2010. In that function, he is responsible for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars and for the entire Mercedes-Benz Vans division.

“We look forward to continuing the excellent cooperation with Wolfgang Bernhard in the Board of Management of Daimler AG and as a member of the Mercedes-Benz Cars team. This management continuity is important for the ongoing consistent implementation of the division’s strategy and for the achievement of our corporate goals,” stated Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of Daimler’s Supervisory Board.

Wolfgang Bernhard’s contract of service would have expired in February 2013. Pursuant to Section 84 Subsection 1 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), the Supervisory Board decides on reappointment after the beginning of the last year of a Board of Management member’s current period of office.

Dr. Bernhard was born in Böhen (in Germany’s Allgäu region) on September 3, 1960. After completing high school in Bavaria, he studied at the Technical University of Darmstadt from 1980 until 1986, graduating as an industrial engineer with the special subject of electrical engineering.
From 1987 until 1988, he studied at Columbia University in New York, where he gained an MBA (Master of Business Administration). After that, he studied at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt from 1988 until 1990, obtaining a doctorate on the subject of international exchange-rate risks. 

Previous positions at the company:
- Head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, 2009

- Member of the Board of Management, COO Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler AG, 2002 – 2004

- Deputy Member of the Board of Management, COO Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler AG, 2000

- Chairman of the Management, Mercedes-AMG GmbH, 1999

- Center Manager for S-Class Assembly at the Sindelfingen plant and responsible for the start of the new S-Class, 1994

- Project Manager for reducing material costs and increasing productivity at the assembly plants of Mercedes-Benz AG, 1992 – 1993

Credits: Daimler AG

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