Bono (the main vocalist of the rock band U2) with Jürgen Schrempp at a GBC dinner.
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... in conversation with former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
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Jürgen Schrempp and Hilmar Kopper in close discussion at DaimlerChrysler´s General Business Meeting 2005.
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Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, and Jürgen Schrempp.
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... at home in the mountains: Schrempp and Reinhold Messner.
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Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz al Saud.
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Lydia and Jürgen Schrempp visiting Munich's famous Oktoberfest 2010.
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Joachim Zahn was CEO of Daimler-Benz until 1971.
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Date of birth: September 15, 1944

 

Place of birth: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

 

Marital status: Married, with four children

 

Education and training prior to 1967: After finishing school, he trained as car mechanic at Daimler-Benz, studied engineering and earned a degree in engineering.

 

Career from 1967 on: Joined Daimler-Benz AG, worked in various corporate divisions until 1974.

 

1974 - 1982: Was asked to join the management of Mercedes-Benz of South Africa where he was responsible for customer service and was appointed Board Member responsible for engineering in 1980.

 

1982 - 1984: President of the ailing Daimler-Benz subsidiary Euclid, successful restructuring followed by successful sale of this US off highway truck company; returned to South Africa.

 

1984 - 1987: Vice Chairman, then Chairman of the Management Board at Mercedes-Benz of South Africa.

 

1987: Returned to Group HQ in Stuttgart, responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of commercial vehicles. Was also appointed Deputy Board Member.

 

May 1989: Appointed CEO of newly formed Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA), which consolidated aeronautics activities and important parts of the defense engineering activities of Daimler-Benz (including Dornier, MTU, Telefunken Systemtechnik, MBB, Deutsche Airbus). His work as DASA chairman also included membership on the board of the Group’s holding company Daimler-Benz AG.

 

May 1995: Appointed CEO of Daimler-Benz AG.

 

December 1998: Began term as chairman of the board of the merged DaimlerChrysler AG, with Robert Eaton as co-chairman (formerly head of Chrysler).

 

April 2000: Became sole CEO of DaimlerChrysler AG following Robert Eaton’s resignation on March 31.

 

31 December 2005: Schrempp decided to retire as Chairman of the Management Board of DaimlerChrysler to persue other activities. He continues as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz of South Africa (MBSA).

 

2012: Details about further activities >>>

"HE IS A TOUGH GUY AND A STRONG GUY AND A CLEAR-EYED VISIONARY."

 

George Bush, Sr., on Jürgen Schrempp

 

South African Embassy, Berlin, Germany.

 

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