Facts and figures

Joachim Zahn was CEO of Daimler-Benz until 1971.
Lydia and Jürgen Schrempp visiting Munich´s famous Oktoberfest 2010.
Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz al Saud.
…on the way to the summit: the Similauner Group with Reinhold Messner
… at home in the mountains: Jürgen Schrempp and Reinhold Messner.
The Similauner Group (founded by Reinhold Messner)
Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, and Jürgen Schrempp.
Jürgen Schrempp and Hilmar Kopper in close discussion at DaimlerChrysler´s General Business Meeting 2005.
… in conversation with former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder.
Bono (Rock band U2) with Jürgen Schrempp at GBC dinner.
Jürgen Schrempp with Simon Murray (author of the book “Nobody will shoot you if you make them smile”)
Famous model Naomi Champbell and Jürgen Schrempp
George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, with his wife Barbara and Lydia Schrempp with her baby. 
Daimler Flight Service: Captain Rudi Meier with Lydia Schrempp
Ambassador of South Africa Lindiwe Mabuza with Lydia Schrempp
Niki Lauda with Lydia Schrempp
Lydia and Jürgen Schrempp, 2004: McLaren´s new center opening in Woking, England.
Former Director of the Policy and External Relations Department of DaimlerChrysler AG with Jürgen Schrempp
Formula 1 Gastronome Karl-Heinz Zimmermann with Jürgen Schrempp
Schrempp with the original Mercedes of Freddie Mercury
Sales Meeting in MB Branch in Munich
Sales Meeting in MB Branch in Munich

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 motor mechanic at Daimler-Benz, studied engineering and earned a degree in Engineering.

from 1967 on:
Joined Daimler-Benz AG , worked in various corporate divisions, finally in the international commercial vehicle service department by Daimler-Benz Stuttgart.

1974 – 1982:
Posted in South Africa, responsible for Mercedes Benz South Africa country wide service organisation and was appointed Board Member responsible for engineering in 1980.

1982 – 1984:
President of the off-highway truck company EUCLID in Cleveland, Ohio. After acquisition of company Freightliner (one-way truck company), successful restructuring followed by successful sale of this US off highway truck company; returned to Mercedes Benz South Africa.

1984 – 1987:
Board Member Technical, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Management Board at Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

Returned to Daimler Benz HQ in Stuttgart as Director international of commercial vehicles, responsible for worldwide sales and marketing. Appointed Deputy Board Member.

May 1989:
Appointed CEO of newly formed Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA), which consolidated aeronautics activities and important parts of the defence 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.

July 2000:
He substantially contributes to the founding of the European Aerospace Defence and Space Company EADS and parent of Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace and second largest defence group.

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


George Bush, Sr., on Jürgen Schrempp.

South African Embassy, Berlin, Germany.

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