|Bono (the main vocalist of the rock band U2) with Jürgen Schrempp at a GBC dinner.|
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 >>>