Daimler Supervisory Board appoints Hubertus Troska as Board of Management Member for China and extends contract of Andreas Renschler
- New Board of Management position under Hubertus Troska as of December 13, 2012
- Extension of Andreas Renschler’s contract until September 30, 2018
- New Board of Management position underscores strategic importance of Chinese market for Daimler
- Board of Management expanded to eight members
In its meeting today, the Daimler Supervisory Board appointed Hubertus Troska (52) as the member of the Board of Management for the newly created position of “China” effective December 13, 2012 until December 31, 2015.
Troska will thus be CEO and Chairman of Daimler Northeast Asia and responsible for all of Daimler’s strategic and operating activities in China. In the same meeting, the Supervisory Board also extended the contract of Andreas Renschler (54), Member of the Daimler Board of Management with responsibility for Daimler Trucks, until September 30, 2018. The appointment of Hubertus Troska expands the Daimler Board of Management to eight members.
“China has developed into the world’s biggest market for motor vehicles. With the decision to establish a Board of Management position specifically for this market, we are underscoring the strategic importance of China for Daimler. We continue to see great potential there for sustained growth and the continuous expansion of our business activities. Hubertus Troska has gained a wide range of experience over many years at Daimler, in the areas of both commercial vehicles and cars. He will help us to achieve the goals we have set in China,” stated Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Daimler Supervisory Board.
“At the same time, we are pleased that Andreas Renschler, a highly experienced executive, will continue to be the head of Daimler Trucks. He will steadily implement the division’s strategy in collaboration with the Supervisory Board so that the goals that have been set are achieved,” continued Dr. Manfred Bischoff.
Ulrich Walker (61), Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia, will retire after serving the Daimler Group for over 30 years, six of which were spent in China. In a transitional phase, he will support Hubertus Troska with his extensive knowledge and experience of China.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Management, I wholeheartedly thank Ulrich Walker for his commitment and his contribution to the success of Daimler’s business in China during the past six years. We have achieved a lot under his leadership: Meanwhile, no western automotive manufacturer is as broadly positioned as Daimler in the world’s biggest vehicle market – from cars to vans to trucks and financial services. With the new ‘China’ Board of Management position, we will ensure that all aspects of this dynamic market are dealt with directly in the Board of Management team, and we have found the right man for this task,” stated Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Hubertus Troska was born on March 25, 1960 in Bilbao, Spain. After studying business administration and English and Spanish literature in Germany and Wales, he first spent four years at an international construction company. In 1988, he came to the then Daimler-Benz AG. He started his career in the sales department of the corporate headquarters in Stuttgart and later assumed various managing positions in Mexico and the United States for the Trucks division. In 1997, he was appointed as a member of the management of Mercedes-Benz Türk AS in Turkey, and was made head of product marketing in the sales department of the then Mercedes Car Group in the year 2000. From 2003 until March 2005, he was the chief executive of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in Affalterbach. Since April 2005, he has been in charge of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks (Europe/Latin America) business unit of Daimler Trucks.
Andreas Renschler’s Board of Management contract was due to expire on September 30, 2013. Pursuant to Section 84 Subsection 1 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), the Supervisory Board decides on a reappointment at the beginning of the last year of a period of office.
Andreas Renschler has been a member of Daimler’s Board of Management and Head of Daimler Trucks since October 1, 2004. He was born on March 29, 1958 in Stuttgart. After school, he began studying industrial engineering and management at the Esslingen Polytechnic in 1979, graduating in 1983. From 1984 until 1987, he studied at Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen, gaining a degree in business administration. In 1988, Renschler joined the Organization and IT department of the then Daimler-Benz AG.