Prof. Bernd Gottschalk
Former VDA President and former Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz with unique expertise in the international automotive industry
About Prof. Bernd Gottschalk
After studying economics in Hamburg, Saarbrücken and Stanford, followed by his doctorate, Prof. Dr. Gottschalk worked for Daimler-Benz AG for 25 years. Among other things, he was President of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil and, as a member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for the worldwide commercial vehicle business. Since 2007 he has been founder and managing partner of the automotive consulting company Auto Value GmbH. Prof. Gottschalk is a former president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the World Association of Automobile Manufacturers (OICA) and former vice president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Various supervisory and advisory board mandates in Germany and abroad include Schaeffler AG, Jost Werke AG, Facton GmbH, Plastic Omnium as well as former Voith AG and ThyssenKrupp Steel.
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