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Alexander Vlaskamp was born in 1971.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering in 1995 before joining Scania Deutschland GmbH as Manager Pre-sales in 1997.
From 2002 to 2007, Alexander Vlaskamp was Director After-Sales Germany-Austria in the same company.
After working as Managing Director at Scania Polska S.A. from 2008 to 2012, he returned to Germany: From 2012 to 2017, Alexander Vlaskamp was Managing Director of the Germany Austria Business Unit at Scania Germany Austria.
In 2017, he moved to Sweden to take up the position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Trucks, and in 2020 he was appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing.
Alexander Vlaskamp has been Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE since November 2021. In addition, Alexander Vlaskamp was appointed to the Executive Board of TRATON SE.
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Murat Aksel was born in Turkey in 1972.
After studying at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, he began his professional career in 1998 in purchasing at Opel in Rüsselsheim.
In 2001, he assumed responsible functions in supply chain management for General Motors and Fiat in Turin, and in 2008 for General Motors in Shanghai.
In 2009, the BMW Group appointed Murat Aksel as Division Manager for Purchasing and Supplier Network in the Body and Equipment Parts Groups. In this function, he was also responsible for the site management of the BMW Group’s components plant in Landshut from 2011 to 2012. In 2015, Murat Aksel was appointed Process Chain Manager for Vehicle Dynamics and Integration at BMW Group. In 2017, he took over responsibility for purchasing and the BMW Group’s supplier network across the Americas.
In 2020, Murat Aksel moved to Volkswagen, where he was responsible for the purchasing department of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand as a member of the Board of Management. In 2021, as Chief Purchasing Officer of the Volkswagen Group, he assumed overall responsibility within the Volkswagen Group for the management of materials purchasing and the provision of services.
Murat Aksel has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE since 1 January 2023 and is responsible for procurement. In addition, he has been responsible for purchasing on the TRATON Truck Board, the extended management team of TRATON SE, since 1 April 2023.
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Friedrich Baumann was born in 1965 in Rees on the Lower Rhine.
He completed both technically oriented business administration studies at the University of Stuttgart, graduating with a “Diplom-Kaufmann (T.O.)” degree, and management studies at Portland State University, graduating with a “Master of Business Administration” (MBA) degree.
After several years in a globally recognised management consultancy, he began his career in 1993 at Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon, where he held various management positions in the Controlling, Purchasing and Used Vehicles divisions. From 2006 to 2008, Friedrich Baumann was then President of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC in Detroit, Michigan.
In 2009, Baumann moved to Daimler AG in Stuttgart, where his positions included Head of Global Strategy for Trucks, Buses and Vans and Managing Director of Engine Holding GmbH with Rolls-Royce.
In 2012, he shifted his professional focus back to the USA, where he headed the Aftermarket business for Daimler Trucks North America until 2017; he was a member of the Operating Committee as well.
In April 2018, Friedrich Baumann was appointed to the Executive Board of the North American commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar and was initially responsible for Group Strategy and Planning. Shortly afterwards, he took over the management of the after sales organisation including the Parts & Service, Uptime, Warranty and Dealer Network Management departments. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.
Friedrich Baumann has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE since April 2022 and is responsible for Sales & Customer Solution.
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Michael Kobriger was born in Nuremberg in 1971.
After studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University in Munich, he started his career at MAN Truck & Bus in 1997 as a project engineer in truck production in Munich. Since 2000, he has held several management positions, including head of body construction and head of scheduling.
From 2004 to 2006, Michael Kobriger managed the plant in Starachowice (Poland) before becoming Chief Technical Officer of MAN FORCE Trucks Pvt. Ltd. in India between 2006 and 2008.
From 2008, he held several positions in the bus division at MAN Truck & Bus. He was initially responsible for the low-floor production in Poland before becoming Senior Vice President Production Bus in 2010, where he was responsible for the entire bus production network with plants in Germany, Poland, Turkey, and South Africa.
From 2014, he additionally led the restructuring of the bus division and from 2016 took on the role of the spokesman for the Bus division of MAN Truck & Bus.
Michael Kobriger has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG) since December 2018 and is responsible for the Production & Logistics division.
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Inka Koljonen was born in Prague in 1973.
After studying business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, she began her professional career in 1998 at MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich, where she subsequently held various management positions in the finance department. Among other things, she built up the investor relations department.
From 2012 to 2015, Inka Koljonen worked as Chief Financial Officer for Siemens Russia and then returned to Munich as Business Unit CFO of Clariant AG. In 2020, she finally moved to the commercial vehicle supplier SAF Holland, where her responsibilities on the Management Board included Accounting & Controlling, Financing & Treasury, IT and Legal.
Inka Koljonen has been the new Executive Board member for Finance, IT and Legal at MAN Truck & Bus SE since February 2022.
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Arne Puls was born in Meppen in 1971.
After studying information technology in Osnabrück, he began working as a computer scientist in development control and production planning at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg in 1998.
In 2001, Arne Puls moved to Human Resources, where he held various management positions. Most recently, as Head of Group HR Management, he was responsible for group-wide performance and talent management as well as management compensation and policies and Global Assignments.
Since January 1, 2022, Arne Puls has been responsible for HR on the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE and has taken on the role of Labour Director.
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Frederik Zohm was born in Melle in 1973.
He completed his doctorate in 2003 at the Technical University of Aachen, where he had previously studied manufacturing technology and industrial engineering.
In 2005, he obtained an MBA for managers from the University of St. Gallen. Dr Zohm started his professional career in a university-related consultancy in Aachen, where he most recently headed the business development division. In 2005 he moved to the procurement department of the Daimler Trucks subsidiary EvoBus GmbH.
From 2009 to 2012, Dr Zohm was Head of Procurement at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Cooperation in Tokyo.
From 2012 to 2016, Dr Zohm was responsible for global sales and Powertrain product planning at Daimler Trucks.
In addition, from 2012 to 2014 he held a senior position at Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding, in which Daimler AG held a stake at the time.
In 2017, Frederik Zohm moved to Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG and headed the Alliance Management of the strategic partnership with the US truck manufacturer Navistar.
Frederik Zohm has been Executive Board Member for R&D at MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG) since July 2017.
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Below you will find the information for the companies MAN Truck & Bus SE and MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH on the targets for the proportion of women and the deadlines for achieving them in accordance with section 289f (2) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and section 289f (4) of the HGB in conjunction with sections 76 (4), 111 (5) of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and sections 36, 52 of the German Limited Liability Companies Act (GmbHG).
For the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026, the Supervisory Board of the company has set a target of 30% for the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board and a target of 28.6% on the Executive Board in accordance with section 111 (5) AktG.
The target set for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 was 18.8% for the Supervisory Board and 0% for the Executive Board. The target figures were achieved. At the end of the reference period, the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board was 35% and 0% on the Executive Board.
The Executive Board of the Company has also set the following targets for the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026 pursuant to section 76 (4) of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) for the proportion of women in the two management levels below the Executive Board: 20% for the proportion of women in the first management level below the Executive Board and 20% for the proportion of women in the second management level below the Executive Board.
The target set for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 for the proportion of women in the first management level below the Executive Board was 9.4%, and 12.1% for the second management level. The target figures were achieved. At the end of the reference period, the proportion of women in the first management level was 10.2%, in the second management level 14.4%.
For the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026, the Supervisory Board of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH has set a target of 25% for the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board and 25% on the Executive Board in accordance with section 52 (2) GmbHG.
The target set for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 was 16.7% for the Supervisory Board and 0% for the Executive Board. The target figures were achieved. At the end of the reference period, the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board was 25% and 0% on the Executive Board.
The Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH has also set the following targets for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026 in accordance with section 36 of the German Limited Liability Companies Act (GmbHG) for the proportion of women in the two management levels below the Executive Board: 20% for the proportion of women in the first management level below management and 20% for the proportion of women in the second management level below management.
The target set for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 for the proportion of women in the first management level below the Executive Board was 9.5%, and 29.4% for the second management level.
The target for the first management level below the executive board was achieved. At the end of the reference period, the proportion of women in the first management level was 20%. In the second management level, it was 18%. The reason for the deviation from the target setting in the second management level is that several female managers were promoted from the second to the first management level during the reference period. Furthermore, several management functions in the second management level have been eliminated as part of restructuring measures, so that the possibility of promoting women to this management level has also been reduced as a result.