FRANKFURT Dec 12 Daimler is set to
name Bernd Pischetsrieder, a former chief executive of rival BMW
, to its supervisory board next year as it seeks to add
managers with knowledge of the automotive industry, a newspaper
Siemens' new CEO Joe Kaeser and Bernd Bohr, the
former chief of automotive supplier Robert Bosch's car
parts division, will also be added to the board, German daily
Handelsblatt on Thursday cited sources close to the supervisory
board as saying.
The three prominent German managers are to replace former
Philips CEO Gerard Kleisterlee, Lloyd Trotter and
former Dresdner Bank CEO Bernhard Walter, who are due
to retire from the board next year, the paper said.
Daimler will seek shareholder approval of the new
appointments at its annual shareholders' meeting on April 9, it
Daimler was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan and Edward Taylor; Editing by David