MAN Truck & Bus
MAN Truck & Bus
Chief Executive Officer
Alexander Vlaskamp was born in 1971.
He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Engineering before he joined Scania in 1997 as Manager Pre-Sales at Scania Deutschland GmbH.
Between 2002 and 2007 Alexander Vlaskamp was Director After-Sales Germany-Austria at the same company.
After working as Managing Director at Scania Polska S.A. from 2008 until 2012 he returned to Germany: During 2012 and 2017 Alexander Vlaskamp was Managing Director at Business Unit Germany Austria at Scania Deutschland Österreich.
In 2017 he moved to Sweden and took up the position as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Trucks, in 2020 he was appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing.
Since November 2021 Alexander Vlaskamp has taken over the responsibility as Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE. In addition, Alexander Vlaskamp was appointed to the Executive Board of TRATON SE.
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 at General Motors and Fiat in Turin, and in 2008 for General Motors in Shanghai.
In 2009, BMW Group appointed Murat Aksel as divisional manager for purchasing and supplier network in the body and equipment parts groups. In this role, he was also responsible for site management for 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, and in 2017 he assumed responsibility for purchasing and the BMW Group supplier network throughout 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 Executive Board. In 2021, as Chief Purchasing Officer of the Volkswagen Group, he assumed overall responsibility within the Volkswagen Group for managing materials purchasing and the provision of services.
Murat Aksel has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE since January 1, 2023 and is responsible for Procurement.
Sales & Customer Solutions
Friedrich Baumann was born on 09.06.1965 in the town of Rees on the banks of the Rhine.
He studied business administration with a focus on technology at the University of Stuttgart, graduating with the degree of “Diplom-Kaufmann (T.O.)”, as well as management studies at Portland State University, graduating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
After several years with a world-renowned management consultancy firm, in 1993 he joined Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon, where he held a variety of management positions in controlling, purchasing and used vehicles. Friedrich Baumann was President of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC in Detroit, Michigan, from 2006 to 2008.
In 2009, Baumann moved to Daimler AG in Stuttgart, where his roles included head of global strategy for trucks, buses and vans, and working with Rolls-Royce as managing director of Engine Holding GmbH.
He shifted his professional focus back to the USA in 2012, where he headed the aftermarket business for Daimler Trucks North America and also served as a member of the local operating committee until 2017.
Friedrich Baumann was appointed to the board of north American commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar in April 2018, where he was initially responsible for group strategy and planning. Shortly after that, he took on leadership of the aftersales organisation, including the Parts & Service, Uptime, Warranty and Dealer Network Management departments. His most recent role was Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.
Since April 2022, Friedrich Baumann has been a member of the board of MAN Truck & Bus SE with responsibility for Sales & Customer Solutions.
Production & Logistics
Michael Kobriger was born on 17th July 1971 in Nuremberg, Germany.
After completing his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, he started his career as a project engineer in the truck production facility at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich in 1997. Since 2000, he has held several management positions there, including as Bodyshop Manager and Supply Chain Manager.
From 2004 to 2006, Michael Kobriger managed the plant in Starachowice (Poland), after which he served as Chief Technical Officer at MAN FORCE Trucks Pvt. Ltd. in India from 2006 to 2008.
Since 2008, he has held several positions at MAN Truck & Bus. Initially, he managed low-floor production in Poland, before assuming responsibility for the entire Bus production network in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Bus Production with plants in Germany, Poland, Turkey and South Africa.
From 2014 onwards, he also managed the restructuring of the bus business and, in 2016, took on the role of spokesperson for the bus business at MAN Truck & Bus.
Since 2018, Michael Kobriger has been a member of the Executive Board at MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG) and is responsible for the production & logistics division.
Finance, IT, and Legal
Inka Koljonen was born in Prague in 1973.
After studying business administration at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, she began her professional career at MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich, where she worked in different management functions in the financial department. Among other things, she built up the investor relations department.
From 2012 to 2015, Inka Koljonen was Chief Financial Officer for Siemens Russia. After that she returned to Munich serving as Business Unit CFO at Clariant AG. Finally, in 2020, she 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.
Chief Personnel Officer & Labour Director
Arne Puls was born on 21 February 1971 in Meppen. After studying information technology in Osnabrück, he joined Volkswagen in Wolfsburg in 1998 as an IT specialist working on development control and production planning.
Arne Puls moved into HR in 2001, holding a variety of management positions.Most recently, he was head of Group HR Management with responsibility for performance and talent management across the whole group, as well as management compensation and principles, and global assignments.
From 1 January 2022, Arne Puls is the MAN Truck & Bus SE executive board member responsible for HR, and has also taken on the role of Arbeitsdirektor, with responsibility for employee relations.
Research & Development (R&D)
Frederik Zohm was born on January 6, 1973 in Melle.
In 2003 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Technical University of Aachen where he had previously completed his studies in production technology and industrial engineering.
In 2005, he obtained an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. Dr. Zohm started his career at a university-related consultancy firm in Aachen and was Head of the Company Development unit by the time he left. In 2005, he switched to Procurement at the Daimler Trucks subsidiary EvoBus GmbH.
From 2009 through 2012, Dr. Zohm led Procurement at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Cooperation in Tokyo.
From 2012 through 2016, Dr. Zohm was responsible for global sales and Powertrain Product Planning at Daimler Trucks.
From 2012 through 2014, he also held a managerial position at Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding in which Daimler AG held a stake at the time.
In 2017, Frederik Zohm switched to Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG and led alliance management of the strategic partnership with U.S. Truck manufacturer Navistar.
Since July 2017, Frederik Zohm has been the Executive Board member for Research and Development at MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG).
Christian Levin (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Lidingö, Schweden
Michael Behrendt, Hamburg
Annette Danielski, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Gunnar Kilian, Lehre
Dr. Albert X. Kirchmann, Bodolz
Dr. Julia Kuhn-Piëch, Salzburg, Austria
Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche, Salzburg, Austria
Mag. Mark Philipp Porsche, Salzburg, Austria
Stephanie Porsche-Schröder, Lochau, Austria
Dr. Klaus Schartel, Reutlingen
Jürgen Kerner (Vice Chairman), Frankfurt
Mariusz Dzwonek, Starachowice, Poland
Dirk Fuhrig, Arnsberg
Thomas Nickels, München
Stefan Nietsch, Ilmmünster
Brigitte Runge, Baddeckenstedt
Karina Schnur, Reichertshofen
Hüseyin Uc, Salzgitter
Sibylle Wankel, München
Markus Wansch, Schwabach
Below you will find information for MAN Truck & Bus SE and MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH on targets for the number of women employees and the timescales for achieving these in accordance with § 289f para. (2) HGB [German Commercial Code] and § 289f para. (4) HGB in conjunction with §§ 76 para. (4), 111 para. (5) AktG [German Stock Corporation Act], and §§ 36, 52 GmbHG [German Limited Liability Company Law].
The company’s supervisory board has set a target of 30% for the proportion of women on the supervisory board and a target of 28.6% for the executive board for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026, in accordance with § 111 para. (5) AktG.
The targets set for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 were 18.8% for the supervisory board and 0% for the executive board. The targets were achieved. At the end of the period in question, the proportion of women on the supervisory board was 35%, with 0% on the executive board.
The company’s executive board has likewise set the following targets for the proportion of women at the two management levels below the executive board for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026, in accordance with § 76 para. (4) AktG: 20% for the proportion of women at the first management level below the executive board and 20% for the proportion of women at the second management level below the executive board.
The proportion of women at the first management level below the executive board was 9.4%, while that for the second management level was 12.1% for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021. The targets were achieved. At the end of the period in question, the proportion of women at the first management level was 10.2% and that for the second management level was 14.4%.
The MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH supervisory board has set a target of 25% for the proportion of women on the supervisory board and likewise 25% for the executive board for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026, in accordance with § 52 para. (2) GmbHG.
The targets set for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 were 16.7% for the supervisory board and 0% for the executive board. The targets were achieved. At the end of the period in question, the proportion of women on the supervisory board was 25%, with 0% on the executive board.
The MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH executive board has likewise set the following targets for the proportion of women at the two management levels below the executive board for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026, in accordance with § 36 GmbHG: 20% for the proportion of women at the first management level below the executive board and 20% for the proportion of women at the second management level below the executive board.
The proportion of women at the first management level below the executive board was 9.5%, while that for the second management level was 29.4% for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021.
The target for the first management level below the executive board was achieved. At the end of the period in question, the proportion of women at the first management level was 20%, while the figure for the second management level was 18%. The reason for the failure to meet the target for the second management level is that a number of female executives were promoted from the second to the first management level during the period under consideration. Furthermore, a number of second level management functions were lost as part of the restructuring measures, with the result that the possibility of promoting women to this level of management has reduced.