Dr Annette Winkler – former head of Smart, Daimler AG and Supervisory Board Member of Mercedes-Benz South Africa

As the former head of the smart product division within Daimler AG, Dr Winkler had total overall responsibility for the smart brand. She also holds an advisory board position at Air Liquide S.A.

After training as an industrial clerk, Dr Winkler studied Business Management in Frankfurt, where she obtained her Doctorate in 1986. In 1995 she started her career at what was then Daimler-Benz AG as head of public relations and communications for Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, moving to head up the Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlet in Braunschweig from 1997 to 1999. After that period, Dr Winkler became chief executive officer of DaimlerChrysler Belgium and Luxembourg in Brussels. Between 2006 to 2010 she was responsible for managing DaimlerChrysler’s entire sales network as head of global business management and wholesale Europe in Stuttgart.

Dr Winkler will be focusing her speech on the future of urban mobility global trends and the smart vision and strategy for the coming years.

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