Rob G. Liberatore retires from Daimler


Group Senior Vice President and Head of Global External Affairs and Public Policy to leave end of the first quarter 2008

Stuttgart/Washington - Daimler AG today announced the retirement of Robert G. Liberatore, Group Senior Vice President and Head of Global External Affairs and Public Policy. He (59) will retire from the company at the end of the first quarter. Liberatore is responsible for relations with governments and societies around the world and reports to the Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. He will join the German Marshall Fund as a Senior Transatlantic Fellow.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: "I thank Rob Liberatore for his professional and loyal support over the years. He will be difficult to replace. Rob Liberatore combines an understanding of the priorities of government officials with a sophisticated knowledge of our business. He represented our company with integrity, and led our involvement in a broad array of socially responsible activities. Rob is a trusted adviser, and friend, and I wish him continued success in the next chapter of his career".
Liberatore said: “After 23 years in the auto industry, ten of which were spent working for this great company, it is time to explore other challenges, especially in the not-for-profit sector. I have spent much of the last ten years focused on the transatlantic relationship which will remain a keen interest. I have had the most interesting job possible working at the global intersection of business and government at Chrysler, DaimlerChrysler and Daimler AG. And I thank Dieter Zetsche for his great support”, Liberatore said.
Liberatore started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank, worked in the United States Senate for ten years including serving as Staff Director for then Minority Leader Robert C. Byrd, and began work with Chrysler Corporation in 1985.
His successor will be announced at a later date. Dieter Spoeri, Corporate Representative in the Berlin Office of Daimler and a former member of the German Parliament, the Bundestag, and a former Baden-Wuerttemberg Economic Minister, will lead the External Affairs and Public Policy Department until a successor to Mr. Liberatore is in place.

CV and photo of Rob G. Liberatore

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