Daimler Financial Services is strategically realigning key areas of its business by establishing a new division on its board of management. Effective June 1, 2019, Jörg Lamparter, currently head of Daimler Mobility Services GmbH, is poised to become a new Member of the Daimler Financial Services AG Board of Management, leading the Digital and Mobility division.
As head of Daimler Mobility Services, Lamparter has been responsible for Daimler’s mobility services. At the end of 2018, Daimler AG had approximately 31 million customers worldwide. Lamparter also played a major role in spearheading the joint ventures with BMW Group in January 2019, bringing Daimler’s mobility products and services – car2go, moovel and mytaxi – under the newly-created company YOUR NOW. In his new role, Lamparter will be responsible for the company’s strategic journey of digitalizing products and processes within the company. He will also remain head of Daimler Mobility Services GmbH.
“In Jörg Lamparter, we are gaining a recognized expert in the field of digital mobility services as a new Member of the board of management. Within Daimler Financial Services AG, he will play a fundamental role in merging the growing fields of digitization and mobility,” stated Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of Daimler Financial Services AG.
Supporting the newly created Digital and Mobility Solutions division, Rodolfo Dominguez, currently vice president of Business Transformation and chief digital officer for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in the U.S. will transition to an expanded role as global head of Digital Solution Centers (DSC) and chief digital officer for Daimler Financial Services, effective June 1, 2019. He will be based out of the company’s global headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, reporting to Jörg Lamparter.
With these personnel and organizational changes, the company is preparing for its renaming as Daimler Mobility AG in July. Franz Reiner, currently member of the board of management for the Europe Region and current Chairman of Mercedes-Benz Bank AG in Germany, will become the company’s new Chairman on June 1, 2019, succeeding Klaus Entenmann, who will retire at the end of the year.
Benedikt Schell, currently chief experience officer (CXO) and member of the board of management for Daimler Financial Services AG will take over the position of chairman of Mercedes-Benz Bank AG in Germany, succeeding Franz Reiner on June 1, 2019. At the same time, Schell will step down from Daimler Financial Services AG’s Board of Management.
Klaus Entenmann: “As CXO, Benedikt Schell played a fundamental role in the successful implementation of our digitalization strategy to date. The Digital Solution Centers that were established under his leadership are a key element of our digital transformation and are critical in our ability to swiftly launch scalable products and services.”
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