Personnel changes at Mercedes-Benz are taking place. Announced in the press release, the role list changes to key top management positions, including the role of CEO for Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach.
Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH & Head of the Top End Vehicle (TEV) Group, leaves Mercedes-AMG GmbH. He will take up a new role at Mercedes-Benz AG on 1 April 2023, tasked with establishing the Top End Customer and Community Management functions.
Schiemer was appointed CEO of Mercedes-AMG in 2020 and is credited with playing a key role in Mercedes-AMG’s success and in driving the Maybach and G-Class product campaigns forward.
Michael Schiebe will replace Schiemer
Michael Schiebe will replace Philipp Schiemer as CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH & Head of the Top End Vehicle (TEV) Group on March 1, 2023. Schiebe currently serves as Chief of Staff for the Chairman of the Board of Management & Head of the corporate office. He will report directly to Markus Schäfer, Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Development and Procurement.
Schiebe will lead the Mercedes-AMG performance brand into the future, especially with electrification involved. This was previewed with the Mercedes-AMG Vision AMG Concept, which was shown last year. The concept vehicle rides on a custom AMG.EA architecture, with drivetrain components developed from scratch.
Other notable role changes at Mercedes-Benz include retirement. After 34 years with Mercedes-Benz, Wolf-Dieter Kurz will end his professional career as Head of Product Strategy & Steering on March 31, 2023. Kurz’s is credited with the success of the current Mercedes-Benz product portfolio, as it implements changes to the automaker’s product portfolio under strategy.
Oliver Thöne, currently Head of Production Planning at Mercedes-Benz Cars, will replace Kurz as Head of Product Strategy & Steering on 1 March 2023.
“Mercedes-Benz’s success is above all: a team effort. Several of our associates who have been instrumental in our success over the years are now starting a new chapter in their lives – they are either retiring or moving on to develop their careers outside of our company. I would like to sincerely thank them for their tireless efforts, and wish them all the best for the future,” said Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.