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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Manfred Bischoff

77 2007 Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Ola Kaellenius

50 2019 Chairman of the Management Board, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Brecht

55 2014 Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Harald Wilhelm

53 2019 Member of the Management Board, Head of Finance, Controlling and the Daimler Financial Services Division

Renata Jungo Bruengger

58 2016 Member of the Management Board, Head of Integrity and Legal Affairs

Wilfried Porth

61 2009 Member of the Management Board, Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations & Mercedes-Benz Vans

Steffen Hoffmann

2020 Head of Investor Relations

Martin Daum

60 2017 Member of the Management Board, Head of Daimler Trucks and Buses

Markus Schaefer

54 2019 Member of the Management Board, Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development

Britta Seeger

50 2017 Member of the Management Board, Head Of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales

Hubertus Troska

60 2012 Member of the Management Board, Head of Greater China

Bader Al Saad

62 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Sari Baldauf

64 2008 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Michael Bettag

58 2015 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Clemens Boersig

71 2007 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Raymond Curry

55 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Michael Haeberle

51 2019 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Juergen Hambrecht

74 2008 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Petraea Heynike

73 2011 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Joe Kaeser

62 2014 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Ergun Luemali

58 2014 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Bernd Pischetsrieder

72 2014 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Elke Toenjes-Werner

57 2013 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Sibylle Wankel

55 2016 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Frank Weber

58 2013 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Marie Wieck

59 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Sabine Zimmer

43 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Roman Zitzelsberger

53 2015 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Biographies

Name Description

Manfred Bischoff

Dr. Manfred Bischoff serves as Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company. After gaining a degree in Economics he worked from 1968 to 1976 as an assistant at the Alfred-Weber-Institute, University of Heidelberg where he was also awarded a doctorate rer. pol. in 1973. In 1976, Dr. Bischoff joined Daimler-Benz AG as project coordinator for the alliance with Steyr-Daimler-Puch, with special responsibility for the cross-country vehicle Mercedes-Benz G-Class. In 1981, he was given responsibility for equity investments, mergers & acquisitions in the finance department where he became departmental head in 1985. In 1988, Dr. Bischoff joined the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil as CFO. In 1989, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Deutsche Aerospace (later DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG) as CFO. In1995, became chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz Aerospace (later Daimler Chrysler Aerospace AG) and a member of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG. Following the establishment of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) in 2000, Dr. Bischoff became its chairman. On December 15, 2003, Dr. Bischoff stepped down from the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG. On April 12, 2006, Dr. Bischoff was elected to the Supervisory Board of DaimlerChrysler AG and on April 4, 2007 he was elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. On April 5, 2007 Dr. Bischoff resigned from his position at EADS.

Ola Kaellenius

Mr. Ola Kaellenius serves as Chairman of the Management Board, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. After obtaining Abitur (university entrance examination) at Grammar School of Danderyd (Sweden), he did his military service in the Swedish army in 1988/89. From 1989 until 1993 he studied at the Stockholm School of Economics (Master in Finance and Accounting) and the CEMS Programm (Master of International Management) at the University of St. Gallen. He joined the then Daimler-Benz AG as Trainee within the International Management Associate Program in 1993. He has been Member of the Board of Management, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, 2017, Member of the Divisional Board, Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, Daimler AG, 2013, Member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, 2015.

Michael Brecht

Mr. Michael Brecht serves as Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. He apprenticed as an automotive fitter at Daimler-Benz in Gaggenau and pursued a number of training programs, including as a work and motion analyst. In 2011, he graduated from the extra-occupational Master of Management program of the Malik Management Center in St. Gallen. From 1981 onwards, Michael Brecht was active as member of the Gaggenau Works Council body representing young employees and trainees and was elected Chairman in 1985. Since 1990, he has been active as member of the Works Council Committee in Gaggenau and became its Chairman in 1998. Since April 2, 2014, Michael Brecht is Chairman of the General Works Council of Daimler AG. In addition to his activities as employee representative, he performs various honorary functions in the local municipal and union organizations.

Harald Wilhelm

Mr. Harald Wilhelm serves as Member of the Management Board, Head of Finance, Controlling and the Daimler Financial Services Division of the Company. He will join the Company as Member of the Management Board effective as of April 1, 2019. He is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Airbus and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus. He has held these functions since June 2012. Since February 2008 he has held the role of Airbus Commercial Aircraft CFO. Previously, he was Airbus Commercial Aircraft Chief Controlling Officer and deputy to the Chief Financial Officer, a position to which he was appointed on January 1, 2007. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President Financial Control at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, a role he held from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Wilhelm joined Airbus Commercial Aircraft in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Accounting, Tax and Financial Services. Prior to joining Airbus, Mr. Wilhelm had been Vice President M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace from 1998, where he worked on projects including the integration of Airbus into a single company. Prior to that, he had been Senior Manager M&A at Daimler-Benz Aerospace from 1995 to 1998 and Manager M&A for the same company between 1992 and 1993. Mr. Wilhelm has a degree in Business Studies from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

Renata Jungo Bruengger

Ms. Renata Jungo Bruengger serves as Member of the Management Board, Head of Integrity and Legal Affairs of the Company. 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. She joined the Daimler AG as Head of Legal in 2011.

Wilfried Porth

Mr. Wilfried Porth serves as Member of the Management Board, Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations & Mercedes-Benz Vans of the Company. In 1985, he joined the department of Central Production Engineering 2 as Planning Engineer of the Daimler-Benz AG (current Daimler AG). In his professional career, he held various positions, including Executive Vice President at Mercedes-Benz (MB) Van in 2006; Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. (MFTBC) Japan in 2003; Vice President and Executive Management Development at DaimlerChrysler AG (DBAG) Headquarters in 2000; Management Board Member for Manufacturing at MB South Africa in 1997; Head of Bus Production, MB do Brasil in 1994; Corporate Secretary, MBAG Headquarters in 1992; Head of the Chairman’s Office of the BoM MBAG, MBAG Headquarters in 1991; Senior Manager, Special Projects MB Passenger Cars/Sales Planning, MBAG Headquarters in 1990; Manager for Production Engineering, DBAG Headquarters in 1988 and Planning Engineer, Central Production Engineering 2, DBAG Headquarters in 1985. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of VfB Stuttgart 1893 AG. Mr. Wilfried Porth graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Universitaet Stuttgart in 1985.

Steffen Hoffmann

Mr. Steffen Hoffmann has been appointed as Head of Investor Relations of the Company effective 4/1/2020. Steffen Hoffmann has been Head of Finance & Controlling Greater China since June 2017 . From 2011 to 2017, he was a member of the management board of EvoBus and Head of Finance & Controlling Daimler Buses. Previously, he held various management positions, mainly in Daimler's finance department. Hoffmann joined the then junior management group of Mercedes-Benz AG in 1996 after completing his studies in industrial engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and his MBA at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth ( USA ).

Martin Daum

Mr. Martin Daum serves as Member of the Management Board, Head of Daimler Trucks and Buses of the Company. He made an apprenticeship as a banker. 1980 he started his economics studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and finished with a master degree in Economics in 1985. After 2 years working as a Management Consultant he joined the then Daimler-Benz AG in 1987. He held such positions as Executive Vice President, President & CEO, Daimler Trucks North America LLC; Vice President, Operations Mercedes-Benz Trucks; Vice President, Product Unit Unimog, Special Vehicles & Controlling; Director, Controlling Mercedes Benz Trucks; Director, Strategy CVD, DaimlerChrysler AG and Director, General Manager Finance and Administration, Sterling Corporation, among others. He has been Member of the Board of Directors at Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd.

Markus Schaefer

Mr. Markus Schaefer serves as Member of the Management Board, Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development of the Company. As of June 1, 2019, he is also responsible for worldwide Mercedes-Benz Cars Procurement and Supplier Quality. Markus Schäfer is also a member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG. After obtaining the University entrance diploma (Abitur) he started his studies of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Darmstadt and finished with a Diplom-Ingenieur (former German equivalent to a master’s degree) in 1990. He joined the then Daimler-Benz AG as Trainee within the International Management Associate Program in November 1990.

Britta Seeger

Ms. Britta Seeger serves as Member of the Management Board, Head Of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales of the Company. In this function, she is responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. Britta Seeger is also a member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and of the Supervisory Board of Daimler Mobility AG. She has been Vice President, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S., Istanbul (Turkey), 2015. She has been Director, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks Korea Mercedes-Benz Korea Ltd., Seoul (South Korea), 2013, Senior Manager, Product Management Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars & smart After-Sales, Daimler AG, Stuttgart, 2006.

Hubertus Troska

Mr. Hubertus Troska serves as Member of the Management Board, Head of Greater China of the Company. He joined Daimler-Benz AG in 1988. During his career, he served as Executive Vice President, Truck Europe/Latin Amerika (Head of Mercedes-Benz Truck), DAG, 2005; Vice President, President, Mercedes-AMG GmbH, 2003; Vice President, Head of Product Marketing Passenger Car Sales, Mercedes Car Group, DCAG, 2000; Director, Member of the Board of Management MB Tuerk (Sales and Aftersales Cars, Vans, Trucks, Buses), MB Tuerk, Istanbul,1997; Director, Project Manager of the product development project “light truck concept”, MBAG, Portland, 1995; Director, Member of the Board of Management MB Mexico (Sales and Aftersales, Cars, Trucks, Buses), Mexico-City, 1994; Senior Manager, Sales Management Production Companies North America, MBAG Headquarter, 1993; Senior Manager, Sales Commercial Vehicles North America and Mexico, DBAG Headquarter, 1991; Manager, Sales Network Management Commercial Vehicles North America, DBAG Headquarter, 1990, as well as Manager, Sales Organization Overseas/Sales Companies Overseas, DBAG Headquarter, 1988. He has been Chairman of Daimler Greater China Ltd., Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading & Services Co., Ltd., Daimler Trucks and Buses (China) Ltd., Daimler Vans Hong Kong Ltd., Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen DENZA New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd., among others.

Bader Al Saad

Mr. Bader Mohammed Al Saad serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He is a graduate of Kuwait University with a major in Accounting. Bader M. Al Saad is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) since 2003. He was the former Managing Director of the KIA from December 2003 until April 2017. Mr. Al Saad has extensive experience in investments and financial sector for the past 35 years. Mr. Al Saad was also the CEO of one of the leading investment company in Kuwait, The Kuwait Financial Center (“Markaz”). He also has extensive experience in various positions at the Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East (currently Al Ahli United Bank). Mr. Al Saad served in different Boards of Directors, both domestic and international companies, and was a member of various professional organizations and committees, as well as was a member of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (“KPC”). He is also member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America; and a founding member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and was its Chairman and Deputy Chairman from its inception in 2009 until October 2015.

Sari Baldauf

Dr. Sari Maritta Baldauf serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She further holds honorary doctorates of the Aalto University, both in technology and in business administration as well as of Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Sari Baldauf joined Nokia in 1983 where she held various positions in the Strategic Planning and Business Development in Finland and USA. From 1988 to 1996 she became President of Nokia Cellular Systems where she and her team established the global basis for Nokia’s Mobile Networks business. In 1997, she became Executive Vice President of Nokia, Asia-Pacific and President of the Networks Division in 1998. Sari Baldauf served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Networks business group of Nokia Corporation, from July 1998 until February 2005. From 1994 until January 2005 she was also a Member of the Executive Board of Nokia Corporation. She is active in foundations that help young people to find their constructive roles in society and in organizations that are supporting the start-up-scene including social entrepreneurship. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Aalto University Foundation.

Michael Bettag

Mr. Michael Bettag serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After completing his secondary education and obtaining a degree in business management from the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg in 1987, he completed a passenger cars management trainee program at the Nuremberg branch. From 1989 to 2002, he was active as regional car salesman in the Nuremberg branch. In 2002, he was relieved from work as member of the Works Council, followed by his election as Works Council Chairman of the Nuremberg branch in 2004. In 2005, he was elected as District Chairman of the South District and is thus a member of the Branch Commission of the General Works Council.

Clemens Boersig

Dr. Clemens A. H. Boersig serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. After completing his studies of business administration and mathematics at Mannheim University in 1973, Dr. Börsig was assistant at the Universities of Mannheim and Munich until 1977. He received his doctorate rer. pol. from Mannheim University in 1975. Since 1995, he holds a honorary professorship from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Dr. Börsig joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2001, he became Member of the Management Board and one year later also assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Risk Officer. Dr. Börsig was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG from May 2006 until May 2012. Prior to his career at Deutsche Bank, Dr. Börsig spent almost three years at RWE AG, Essen, where he was Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer. Previously he had worked for twelve years at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, where he started as head of the central business management and became a member of the Management in 1990. Between 1977 and 1985, Dr. Börsig was with Mannesmann Group, Düsseldorf, first in the Group Planning Department and subsequently, from 1983, as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Mannesmann-Tally.

Raymond Curry

Mr. Raymond Curry serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration/Finance and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Alabama. He served in the US Army from 1989 – 1992 in the city of Herzogenaurach, Germany. In July 1992, he began his manufacturing career at Daimler Trucks, NA (Freightliner) in Mount Holly, North Carolina as a truck assembler and one year later as a quality assurance inspector until 2004. Additionally, he served in numerous elected roles for United Auto Workers Local 5285 until 2004. In October 2004, he was appointed to the United Auto Workers International Staff followed by an appointment to Assistant Regional Director in 2010. In June 2014, he was elected Regional Director and as a member of the United Auto Workers International Executive Board. His area of responsibility includes UAW Region 8 which consists of 12 US states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. In June 2018, he was elected Secretary-Treasurer (Chief Financial Officer) of the United Auto Workers International Union and continues as a member of the International Executive Board. Additionally, he is an active member of numerous community and social organizations.

Michael Haeberle

Mr. Michael Haeberle serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. He completed an apprenticeship program as a mechanic at Mercedes-Benz in Untertürkheim. In 1996, he completed his technical college training and passed the examination to become a state-certified mechanical engineer. In the year 2000, he completed a part-time supplementary study in business administration alongside with his job. He has worked in different areas of the company, among others, as electrical mechanic in Passenger Cars Development and a business administration employee at the Untertürkheim Plant. Michael Häberle was elected to the Works Council for the first time in 1998. In 2017, he became deputy chairman of the Works Council and thus also a member of the General Works Council. Since January 2019, he is active as chairman of the Works Council of the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant, Research & Development Cars. In addition, he is a member of the European Works Council, the World Employee Committee (WEC), the Group Works Council of Daimler AG, the Collective Bargaining Commission and other bodies of IG Metall. He is active as an honorary judge at the Stuttgart Labor Court.

Juergen Hambrecht

Dr. Juergen Hambrecht serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He studied chemistry in Tübingen and was awarded his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1975. In 1976, Dr. Hambrecht joined the Polymers Laboratory of BASF Aktiengesellschaft. After various positions, he was appointed head of the Engineering Plastics division in 1990 and became head of the East Asia division based in Hong Kong in 1995. In 1997, Dr. Hambrecht was appointed member of the Board of Management and from 2003 until May 6, 2011 he was Chairman of the Board of Management of BASF SE..

Petraea Heynike

Ms. Petraea Heynike serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She was Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A until April 2011. She holds a B.A. Degree in Psychology and Mathematical Statistics and a M.A. degree in English. Petraea Heynike joined Nestlé in 1972 where she held various positions in different countries in the areas of Strategy, Sales and Marketing and Executive Management. In March 2009, she was appointed Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., responsible for the Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales and Nespresso. She is on the Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business, Canada and the Campus Strategy Committee of Aiglon College, Switzerland.

Joe Kaeser

Mr. Joe Kaeser serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. After completing his studies with a degree in business administration (FH), he joined Siemens AG in 1980. Following various positions in business management and management positions at Siemens AG in the areas of administration, finance and strategy, Joe Kaeser was appointed to the Managing Board of Siemens AG as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Since August 2013, Joe Kaeser is President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG (listed).

Ergun Luemali

Mr. Ergun Cupps Luemali serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After attending secondary school in Gechingen near Calw, he completed a vocational training program in construction mechanics at the Sindelfingen plant of Daimler-Benz AG. In the course of his professional and trade union career, he continued to train as an expert in the area of compensation and service policy. After completing the training, he worked as a skilled and re-fitting worker and deputy foreman. At the same time, he was active as union representative of IG Metall. Since 1994, he has been a member of the Sindelfingen Works Council, where he performs various tasks and functions for IG Metall at the local and district level. In 2008, he became Deputy Works Council Chairman at the Sindelfingen plant and has been a member of the General Works Council since that time. Since 2010, he has been active as member of the Board of Management of IG Metall. In March 2014, he was elected Chairman of the Works Council at the Sindelfingen plant and Deputy Chairman of the General Works Council of Daimler AG in April 2014.

Bernd Pischetsrieder

Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He completed his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 1973. In 1973, he joined the production planning area at BMW AG, where he continued his career as technical director in South Africa from 1982 to 1985. In 1989, he was appointed to the Board of Management of BMW AG whose Chairman he became in 1993. In 2000, Dr. Pischetsrieder left BMW to become member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, where he was active as Chairman of the Board of Management of VW AG from 2002 to 2006. After the end of his board activity at VW, Dr. Pischetsrieder was advisor to the Board of Management of VW AG from 2007 to 2012.

Elke Toenjes-Werner

Ms. Elke Toenjes-Werner serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After graduating from secondary school, she completed an apprenticeship as an upholsterer in 1979. In 1984, she moved to the sewing room/upholstery facility at the Bremen plant of Daimler AG, where she was elected to the Works Council in 1990. She is a member of the Operations Committee, spokesperson of the Personnel Committee and Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council since 2014. Since 1997, she has been a member of various negotiation groups in the General Works Council. She holds a REFA basic certificate and an MTM Practitioner's Certificate. From 2003 to 2005, she completed a training program as process manager, received her level A Business Competence License and took part in an advanced training series for members of the Supervisory Board offered by the University of Hamburg. In addition to exercising various trade union functions, she has been active as an honorary judge at the Regional Labor Court in Bremen since 1999.

Sibylle Wankel

Ms. Sibylle Wankel serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. She completed her law studies at the University of Berlin and the University of Freiburg. She worked as an attorney specialized in labor and social law in Hamburg. She has been active in trade unions since 1991. Since 1997, she has worked for IG Metall as an attorney and was responsible for tariff negotiations in Bavaria before she became General Counsel of the IG Metall Board of Management in May 2016. She was active as an employee representative in various supervisory boards, e.g. Audi AG and Siemens AG. Sibylle Wankel has been an honorary judge at the Federal Labour Court since 2003.

Frank Weber

Dr. Frank Weber serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After finishing his diploma in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Production Technology and Metal Forming at the University of Stuttgart he became a research assistant at the Institute of Metal Forming and Metal Forming Machines at the University of Hannover where he also obtained his doctorate. In 1994, he started his career at Daimler-Benz AG as a production engineer at the Untertürkheim plant. From 1995 to 1999, he was responsible for Production and Facility Planning Forge before he became Senior Manager for Production Forge Hot Working. Since 2003, Dr. Weber has been Director of the Press Shop in Sindelfingen responsible for production of the Sindelfingen, Bremen und Hamburg plants. In 2014, the press shop network was expanded to include the locations in Gaggenau/Kuppenheim and Kecskemét (Hungary). Since 2011, he has been Chairman of the Management Representatives of the Sindelfingen plant. In 2013, he took over the chairmanship of the Management Representative Committee of Daimler AG. Dr. Frank Weber was personally involved in the initiative on cultural change "Leadership 2020" launched in 2016 and was one of 144 members of the core group which actively shaped the process and the results.

Marie Wieck

Ms. Marie Wieck serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from The Cooper Union, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from New York University. Marie Wieck joined IBM in 1983. She has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, services and cloud units. In 2010 she was appointed General Manager of IBM’s WebSphere software division. In 2013, Marie launched IBM’s MobileFirst product line. In 2014 she took on expanded scope as the General Manager of IBM Middleware software businesses. She became General Manager of IBM’s Hybrid Cloud division in 2016 and was named to lead IBM’s Blockchain business unit in 2017. She serves as a chair of AnitaB.org, vice chair of Charity Navigator, and is on the Board of Visitors of Columbia University School of Engineering.

Sabine Zimmer

Dr. Sabine Zimmer serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. She studied sociology, philosophy and political sciences at the University of Tübingen, where she also obtained a doctorate in sociology. In 2006, she joined the staff division of the General Works Council of Daimler where she was responsible for various topics in the field of personnel policies. Since 2015, she has been the Manager of Daimler’s Vocational Training Policies Germany. Dr. Sabine Zimmer is actively involved in the IG Metall as a shop steward and also serves as an honorary judge at the regional labor court in Stuttgart.

Roman Zitzelsberger

Mr. Roman Zitzelsberger serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. He began an apprenticeship as machine fitter at the former Daimler-Benz plant in Gaggenau in 1984. Subsequently, he worked at the plant as measuring technician and machine operator and obtained an advanced technical degree in mechanical engineering. During his apprenticeship, he was already active as ombudsman and youth representative for IG Metall and subsequently became union secretary in Gaggenau in 1989. In 1996, he was elected as second authorized representative and in December 2003 as first authorized representative of IG Metall in Gaggenau. In addition to his job, he completed the Fernuni Hagen courses in business administration and completed a study program at the Malik-Management-Center in St. Gallen with a master’s degree in Management in 2011. Roman Zitzelsberger has been active as district manager of IG Metall Baden-Württemberg since December 2013, in the 2015 and 2018 collective bargaining rounds he negotiated the pilot agreements for the metal and electrical industry nationwide.