Following the split of Trucks and Buses from Cars and Vans, Daimler is aligning the Management Board responsibilities between Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG to facilitate leaner decision-making.
Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler AG’s Board memberships will be synchronized on February 1, 2022, and the parent company Daimler will be called Mercedes-Benz Group AG to underscore the corporation’s future focus on the automobile and van business.
Jörg Burzer, currently Member of the Board of Management responsible for Production and Supply Chain Management at Mercedes-Benz AG, will be appointed to the Management Board of Daimler AG as part of the revamp, beginning December 1, 2021.
Jörg Burzer began his career in vehicle pre-development at the erstwhile DaimlerChrysler AG in 1999. The Ph.D. engineer studied material science with a concentration on metallurgy at the University of Erlangen in Germany, as well as study periods at the Technical University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, South Africa (South Africa).
Burzer was previously the Head of Quality Management at Mercedes-Benz Cars and is now a Board Member at Mercedes-Benz AG responsible for Production and Supply Chain Management. He will work with Markus Schäfer, who is currently a member of the Daimler AG Management Board and the Chief Operating Officer of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Schäfer will now be responsible for Development and Procurement as Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. He will also be in charge of e-drive systems and automobile software, as well as networking and autonomous vehicle technology, in this expanded role.
Hubertus Troska, currently a member of the Daimler AG Management Board responsible for Greater China, will join the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG to complete the alignment of Management Board responsibilities between Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG.