Working together for the drives of tomorrow.
Servane Lessi is playing a key role in advancing electromobility. As head of the Electric Power Train department at Mercedes-Benz, she works with her developers on the drives for the electric vehicles of tomorrow. In her interview, the Frenchwoman tells us what matters in the drives of the future, how she came to Mercedes-Benz during her studies, and what the action hero MacGyver has to do with her career.
At Mercedes-Benz, I had the chance to shape my own career from the very beginning. My thesis here was my first contact with the automotive industry.
Personal details: Servane Lessi (41) was born in France in the town of Longwy, right on the border with Belgium and Luxembourg. As the daughter of an Italian father and a French mother, she already felt like a true European as a child - and enjoyed the weekend trips to Belgium with her parents, where there was always chocolate, of course. In order to gain more experience and insights during her engineering studies at École Centrale de Paris, Servane Lessi decided to continue her studies in Germany. Here she graduated in 2003 with a dual engineering degree from the Technical University of Berlin. When Servane Lessi isn't working on the electric vehicles of tomorrow, she loves to find balance in her small urban garden. She can relax best when gardening in the flower beds among her rhododendrons and hostas.