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Bernd Pischetsrieder elected Daimler chairman | Automotive Industry News

Bernd Pischetsrieder has replaced Manfred Bischoff as chairman of the Daimler supervisory board.

Bischoff stepped down at his personal request after 14 several years as chairman.

The board proposed Pischetsrieder as Bischoff’s successor in December 2020. He has a extended historical past in the vehicle industry, initially with BMW, where he steered the unwell-fated 1994 invest in of Rover Group which led to his departure in 1999 and then different posts in the Volkswagen Group and Scania. He joined the Daimler supervisory board in 2014.

Bischoff has been named honorary chairman of the supervisory board.

Shareholders also elected Elizabeth Centoni, chief strategy officer and general manager of applications at Cisco Devices, Ben van Beurden, CEO Royal Dutch Shell , and Martin Brudermüller, chairman of BASF, to the supervisory board by a substantial the vast majority. They replaced Petraea Heynicke, and Juergen Hambrecht and Bischoff.