Nel 2019 il presidente Daimler Dieter Zetsche prenderà il posto di Manfred Bischoff nel Supervisory Board, mentre Ola Källenius diventerà Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. The regular expiry of the term of office of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Manfred Bischoff, is at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2021. In view of the challenges presented by the transformation of the automotive industry, the Supervisory Board intends to prepare a suitable succession at an early stage. The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG intends to propose to the shareholders at that meeting that Dieter Zetsche be elected as a member of the Supervisory Board. Manfred Bischoff will recommend the election of Dieter Zetsche as his successor as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, taking effect at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2021. In order to comply with the two-year cooling-off period, Dieter Zetsche will therefore step down from his position in the Board of Management of Daimler AG and as Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars effective at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2019. In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG therefore decided to appoint Ola Källenius for a new term of five years as Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, effective in direct connection, and also to appoint him as the Head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars division.