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Ola Källenius

Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars | January 10, 2020


Ola Källenius leads a global mobility organization with 16 brands of cars, trucks, and vans and nearly 300,000 employees. He is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG. Ola’s focus on electric and autonomous vehicles has made him an industry leader as Mercedes-Benz plans to invest more than $12 billion into the company’s new line of battery-powered vehicles. In 2020, Mercedes-Benz will launch the first member of its new EQ line of fully electric vehicles, with nine more slated to launch by 2022.

Before becoming the Chairman of the Board of Management in May of this year, Ola spent more than two decades with Mercedes-Benz, including as the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Tuscaloosa, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, and Head of Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. He has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since 2015.