Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Ola Källenius has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG – now Mercedes-Benz Group AG - since January 1, 2015, and Chairman of the Board of Management since May 22, 2019. He is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG.
Appointed until: May, 2029. First appointed: 2015. Nationality: Swedish and German.
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 former Daimler-Benz AG as Trainee within the International Management Associate Program in 1993.
Previous positions in the company:
Member of the Board of Management, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, 2017
Member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, 2015
Member of the Divisional Board, Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, Daimler AG, 2013