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Bernd Pischetsrieder elected Daimler chairman | Automotive Industry News

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

Bischoff stepped down at his personal request immediately after 14 decades as chairman.

The board proposed Pischetsrieder as Bischoff’s successor in December 2020. He has a lengthy historical past in the automobile sector, initially with BMW, exactly where he steered the ill-fated 1994 buy of Rover Group which led to his departure in 1999 and then various 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, main system officer and general supervisor of applications at Cisco Systems, Ben van Beurden, CEO Royal Dutch Shell , and Martin Brudermüller, chairman of BASF, to the supervisory board by a large greater part. They changed Petraea Heynicke, and Juergen Hambrecht and Bischoff.