Nicholas Speeks will become new CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA and Head
of Sales NAFTA Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Jan Madeja will be Head of the Chinese sales company for passenger
cars, Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service.
Holger Suffel will become CEO of Mercedes-Benz Russia and Head of
Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars Russia.
STUTTGART, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mercedes-Benz Cars appoints new sales management in China, USA and
Russia. Nicholas Speeks (60), previously Head of sales in China, will be
responsible for sales of Mercedes-Benz Cars in the NAFTA region (USA,
Canada, Mexico) and becomes CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. on September
1, 2019. Speeks has many years of experience in the sales departments of
passenger cars and commercial vehicles and has been working for the
company in Japan, Dubai, Vietnam and Germany. Speeks follows Dietmar
Exler (51), who leaves the company at his own request.
Jan Madeja (51) takes over as Head of Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales
Service Co., Ltd in China on September 1, 2019. Madeja has been in the
company for over 20 years. After various positions in Finance and
Controlling, he took over as Head of Mercedes-Benz in Poland in 2007.
Since 2012, he has been CEO of Mercedes-Benz Russia and Head of
Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales in Russia.
Madeja´s successor in Russia will be Holger Suffel (59), starting
September 1, 2019. Suffel started at the former Daimler-Benz AG in 1981
and held various management positions within the company in Product
Marketing, Aftersales and Sales of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles,
Mercedes-Benz Vans and the Daimler subsidiary EvoBus. Most recently, he
was in charge of Global Services and Parts Operations at Daimler AG.
Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG,
responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales: “With Jan Madeja, Nicholas
Speeks and Holger Suffel we have found excellent managers and proven
sales experts with many years of experience for our markets China, USA
and Russia. I wish them every success with their new tasks. My special
thanks goes to Dietmar Exler who leaves our company at his own request.
Under his leadership, Mercedes-Benz has been able to maintain its market
leadership in the premium segment every year since 2016.”
Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Greater
China: “Nicholas Speeks has done an outstanding job in the last six
years, and I highly value his great contribution to our success in
China. I believe that Jan Madeja, as the new CEO of Beijing
Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Company, will continue the success story of
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in China.”
Oliver Wihofszki, +49 (0) 711 17 40650
Stauber, +49 (0) 711 17 40598