Breakfast & Briefing Speakers
Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses
Martin Daum, born on October 28, 1959, is Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Economic Studies from the University of Mannheim, he started working as Management Consultant.
His career with Daimler began in 1987. After several management positions in sales, marketing and controlling – in Germany and the United States – he became Member of the Executive Committee of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Europe in 2002. First responsible for controlling, he took over additional responsibility as Head of the Unimog & Special Vehicle Division in 2003. In 2006 he became Senior Vice President of Production for Mercedes-Benz Trucks. In 2009, Daum was appointed President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies.
Since March 2017, Martin Daum has been in his current function as Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Daimler Trucks and Buses.
Dr. Wilfred Aulbur
Senior Partner and Member of the Global Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Consultants
Dr. Wilfried Aulbur is a Senior Partner and Member of the Global Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Consultants. He is responsible for the firm's global Commercial Vehicle, Construction and Agricultural business. Wilfried is based in Chicago and
supports the US Automotive, Industrials and Private Equity practice.
Previously, he was the Managing Partner of Roland Berger in India, a practice that he continues to support in the Automotive and Industrials space. He was the head of Roland Berger's Asia Automotive practice as well as the Chairman of Roland Berger Middle East and Africa.
Wilfried's work includes growth strategies, M&A and due diligence, operational performance improvements and technology strategies.
Wilfried has served on numerous industry associations and panels, is a regular speaker at key industry events and publishes extensively. His recent book "Riding the Tiger" is a Random House bestseller. He is a lecturer of Harvard Business Publishing and a mentor for the International Innovation Corps of the University of Chicago.
Prior to his work with Roland Berger, Dr. Aulbur was the Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India and responsible for the passenger cars, trucks and buses. He held various positions with Daimler in Europe, the US and India before that. Wilfried is a PhD in Physics with a focus on Computational Material Science.
CEO & President, Meritor Inc.
Jay Craig is chief executive officer and president of Meritor, Inc. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer, with oversight of Meritor’s business segments – Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer. He has been a member of the Meritor Board of Directors since April 2015.
Craig has also served as senior vice president and president of the Commercial Truck & Industrial segment, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining Meritor, he held senior leadership positions at General Motors Acceptance Corporation and was an audit partner at Deloitte & Touche. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete
Sandeep Kar is a global thought leader in commercial vehicle industry. He leads corporate strategy at Fleet Complete with a mission of developing the company as a leading global provider of IoT solutions for the widest array of commercial vehicle industry eco-system partners. Sandeep works closely with automotive OEMs, suppliers, regulators, legislators, financial industry, and fleets in developing strategic partnerships. In addition, he is a frequent keynote and panel speaker at leading conferences across the board and is often quoted in the industry's prominent journals and publications. Sandeep also serves in advisory boards of several pathbreaking companies.