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Portrait de Dieter Zetsche
Age : 65
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : Daimler AG - TUI AG

Summary 
Dieter Zetsche is a German businessperson who has been the head of 8 different companies. Presently, Dr. Zetsche is Chairman-Management Board at Daimler AG. Dr. Zetsche is also on the board of TUI AG and Veta Health LLC and Vice President for Verband der Automobilindustrie eV (VDA).

Dr. Zetsche previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Chief Executive Officer for Laureus World Sports Awards Ltd., President for Freightliner Corp., Chairman at DaimlerChrysler UK Ltd., President & Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler Co. LLC, President of Mercedes-Benz AG, President of Daimler North America Corp. and Member-Management Board at Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda.

Dr. Zetsche received an undergraduate degree from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, a doctorate from Universität Paderborn and a doctorate from the University of Karlsruhe.


Current positions of Dieter Zetsche 
NameTitle Since
Daimler AG
(Auto & Truck Manufacturers)
Chairman-Management Board 1998
TUI AG
(Leisure & Recreation)
Member-Supervisory Board 2018
Veta Health LLC Director -
Verband der Automobilindustrie eV (VDA) Vice President 2006


Dieter Zetsche : Personal Network 


Biography of Dieter Zetsche 
Dieter Zetsche (born on May 5, 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a German businessman and the Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars since 2006 as well as member of the company's Board of Management since 1998.

He was born while his father, Herbert Zetsche, a civil engineer, was temporarily in Turkey for a dam construction project. The family returned to Germany in 1956. Dieter Zetsche attended school in Oberursel (near Frankfurt am Main) and studied electrical engineering from 1971 to 1976 at the University of Karlsruhe; he graduated as an engineer. He completed his doctorate in engineering in 1982 at the University of Paderborn.

With Daimler-Benz
He joined Daimler-Benz in 1976, working in the research department. In 1981, he became Assistant Development Manager at the Vehicles business unit. He became a member of the DaimlerChrysler's Board of Management in 1998 and served as the President/CEO of Chrysler Group from mid of 2000 to December 31, 2005, where he was credited with a turnaround of DCX's American operations. Since January 1, 2006, he succeeded Jürgen Schrempp as Chairman of DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler AG), being succeeded in the position of Chrysler Group CEO by Thomas W. LaSorda.

He was the main influence behind the demerger of Daimler and Chrysler in 2007, which ended in the newly formed Daimler AG.

Dieter Zetsche is credited with bringing significant core changes to the Mercedes-Benz company in an effort to turn around a decade long downward spiral in product quality and customer satisfaction. He was named in Time Magazine's 2006's list of 100 most influential people.

Ask Dr. Z campaign
thumb|right|250px|Chrysler headquarters advertising the website "AskDrZ.com"
On June 30, 2006, Chrysler Group announced the Employee Pricing Plus program, which featured Dieter Zetsche as Dr. Z, the DaimlerChrysler spokesman for a series of United States and Canadian television commercials, also animated in cartoon format on the company's Ask Dr. Z website, which began on July 1.

Source @ Wikipedia




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Dieter Zetsche : Connections 
Aviva Insurance Ltd.
Interspecialists SL
Friends Life Ltd.
EU-Russia Business Cooperation Council
RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd.


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