Bernd Pischetsrieder has replaced Manfred Bischoff as chairman of the Daimler supervisory board.

Bischoff stepped down at his own request after 14 years as chairman.

The board proposed Pischetsrieder as Bischoff's successor in December 2020. He has a long history in the auto industry, first with BMW, where he steered the ill-fated 1994 purchase of Rover Group which led to his departure in 1999 and then various posts in the Volkswagen Group and Scania. He joined the Daimler supervisory board in 2014.

Bischoff has been named honorary chairman of the supervisory board.

Shareholders also elected Elizabeth Centoni, chief strategy officer and general manager of applications at Cisco Systems, Ben van Beurden, CEO Royal Dutch Shell , and Martin Brudermüller, chairman of BASF, to the supervisory board by a large majority. They replaced Petraea Heynicke, and Juergen Hambrecht and Bischoff.