Dr. Dieter Zetche

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Will Pope Francis Use His New Popemobile?

It hasn’t been a week since Mercedes-Benz chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche personally handed over the keys of the new popemobile to Pope Francis, and now the head of the Catholic Church already seems like he won’t get to use his specially-designed Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The pope was seen on an old Fiat Campagnola while going around Lampedusa, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, for his first pastoral visit outside of Rome. Just last Saturday, the pope said that it pains him to see priests and nuns that drive luxury cars or even the latest-model vehicles. He said to a group of priests and nuns that, while cars may be necessary, there’s… Continue Reading »


Daimler Supervisory Board Extends Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber 3 More Years

The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG unanimously opted to extend the contract of Dr. Dieter Zetche, currently Daimler AG’s Chairman of the Board of Management as well as the Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The extension is for three years, all the way through to December 31, 2016. Dr. Dieter Zetche started serving as a member of Daimler AG’s Board of Management on December 16, 1998, and became Chariman starting the first of January in 2006. In addition, Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Board of Management Member for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, was also extended for the same duration. “The long-term orientation of the Group’s leadership is an essential factor for… Continue Reading »


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