Mercedes-Benz Group has named Paul Gao to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer, effective July 1, 2022.
Gao, which has decades of experience in the auto sector, has recently been a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong, serving both Chinese and global industry clients.
With its international background, it manages all aspects of Mercedes-Benz’s strategy. Central to the role will be to incorporate the specific requirements and views of key Asian markets into strategic business decisions. GAO is directly subordinate to the CEO, Ola Kaellenius.
“Paul is a great addition to our team: an experienced strategist with exceptional analytical skills who has also shown his ability to successfully implement his ideas. “He has almost 30 years of experience in the auto industry and a substantial knowledge of the emerging markets of China and other Asian countries,” Kalenius said.
After graduating from the United States and China, Gao has worked for leading professional service firms in the Americas and Asia, including nearly 20 years with McKinsey & Company, consulting with leading multinational and Chinese automotive companies. He has in-depth experience in corporate and business unit strategy, sales and marketing strategy, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, cross-border transactions, organizational development and product mobility focused on electronics.
Mercedes has named the chief strategy officer
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