Game Change Agency is proud to announce that IBM Software Veteran Marie Wieck, currently General Manager for IBM Blockchain, joined the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, one of the world’s most successful automotive companies with divisions including Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Read more about her new role (via PRNewswire) below:
Changes in the Supervisory Board
In its meeting on December 7, 2017, the [Daimler AG] Supervisory Board dealt with the specific election proposals and decided to propose to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting that Sari Baldauf and Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht be reelected and that Marie Wieck, General Manager at IBM Blockchain, be newly elected to the Supervisory Board as a member representing the shareholders. Sari Baldauf and Jürgen Hambrecht were both elected as members of the Supervisory Board for the first time at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2008. Baldauf is a member of the Nomination Committee and is to continue to be active in that role also in her coming period of office. Hambrecht is a member of the Presidential Committee and of the Mediation Committee, and is to be reelected to both of those committees.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will vote on the proposed candidates for election to the Supervisory Board. When a person is elected, his or her period of office begins at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting for a period of five years.
About Marie Wieck
Marie Wieck was born in New York on October 22, 1960. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from The Cooper Union, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from New York
Marie Wieck joined IBM in 1983. She has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM’s hardware, software, services and cloud units. In 2010 she was appointed General Manager of IBM’s WebSphere software division. In 2013, Marie launched IBM’s MobileFirst product line. In 2014 she took on expanded scope as the General Manager of IBM Middleware software businesses. She became General Manager of IBM’s Hybrid Cloud division in 2016 and was named to her current position leading IBM’s Blockchain business unit in 2017.
Marie Wieck does not hold any memberships in further legally mandatory supervisory boards or comparable supervisory bodies.
She serves however on the boards of the Anita Borg Institute, and Charity Navigator, and is
the co-chair of the National Association of Female Executive (NAFE) Roundtable.
About Daimler AG
Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.
The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motivation and commitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: from hightech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz (Source: Interbrand-Study “The Anatomy of Growth”, 10/5/2016), as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi.
The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2017, the Group sold around 3.3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of more than 289,300 people. With application of IFRS 15 and IFRS 9 in financial year 2017, Group revenue would have amounted to €164.2 billion and Group EBIT would have amounted to €14.3 billion. Before application of IFRS 15 and 9, Group revenue in 2017 amounted to €164.3 billion and Group EBIT amounted to €14.7 billion, as previously reported.