Elected until: 2021. First elected: 2006. Nationality: German.
Dr. Manfred Bischoff was born April 22, 1942 in Calw (Germany). After gaining a degree in Economics he worked from 1968 to 1976 as an assistant at the Alfred-Weber-Institute, University of Heidelberg where he was also awarded a doctorate rer. pol. in 1973.
In 1976, Dr. Bischoff joined Daimler-Benz AG as project coordinator for the alliance with Steyr-Daimler-Puch, with special responsibility for the cross-country vehicle Mercedes-Benz G-Class. In 1981, he was given responsibility for equity investments, mergers & acquisitions in the finance department where he became departmental head in 1985.
In 1988, Dr. Bischoff joined the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil as CFO. In 1989, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Deutsche Aerospace (later DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG) as CFO. In1995, became chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz Aerospace (later Daimler Chrysler Aerospace AG) and a member of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG. Following the establishment of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) in 2000, Dr. Bischoff became its chairman.
On December 15, 2003, Dr. Bischoff stepped down from the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG.
On April 12, 2006, Dr. Bischoff was elected to the Supervisory Board of DaimlerChrysler AG and on April 4, 2007 he was elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. On April 5, 2007 Dr. Bischoff resigned from his position at EADS.
In recent years, Dr. Bischoff has held a large number of mandates in Germany and abroad, which he has since resigned. Dr. Bischoff is a member of the following further legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Shareholders’ Committee of SMS Holding GmbH
- Mercedes-Benz AG (Chairman)