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Ola Källenius

Mercedes-Benz Group AG


Ola Källenius has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since January 1, 2015, and Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since end of the Annual Meeting of Daimler AG on May 22, 2019. He is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG.

In his prior position, he has been Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development (since January 1, 2017) and for Marketing & Sales (from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2017). Before his assignment in Marketing & Sales, he was the CEO of the performance and sports car division Mercedes-AMG GmbH for three years after having led Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., the Mercedes-Benz production plant in Alabama in 2009. From 2005 – 2009, Ola Källenius was the Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. in Brixworth, UK – Daimler’s Formula 1 powertrain operation. He assumed this position after his role as Executive Director of Operations for McLaren Automotive Ltd. and after holding several Management positions within the Procurement and Controlling organization of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Ola Källenius was born on June 11, 1969, in Västervik/Sweden. 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.