Christian Schüler appointed CEO of Athlon

    Monday, February 1, 2021

    Schiphol, February 1st, 2021 – Christian Schüler, previously President & CEO of Banco Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, succeeds Gero Götzenberger as CEO of Athlon as of today. Gero Götzenberger has joined Daimler Mobility in Stuttgart, Germany, as Global Head of Strategy and Transformation.

    Christian Schüler has been with Daimler Mobility since 1996 and has held various management positions all around the globe in Asia, Europe and Latin America. In 2010, Christian Schüler became the CEO of Mercedes-Benz Compañía Financiera Argentina followed by further CEO positions in Russia and Brazil, where he headed Banco Mercedes-Benz do Brasil since 2017.

    Peter Zieringer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Mobility, responsible for the region Europe: “We thank Gero Götzenberger for his great contributions to integrate Athlon into Daimler Mobility and grow our multi-brand fleet business in the last four years. Christian Schüler will continue the success story of Athlon. His broad international leadership expertise and his customer focus will ensure to continue our success in the fleet business.”

    Christian Schüler, appointed CEO of Athlon: “Athlon has a tradition of over 100 years and I am very excited to join the fleet and mobility business at this point in time. I am looking forward to shaping our business together with the team to serve our customers in the best way.”

    Gero Götzenberger, Global Head of Strategy and Transformation at Daimler Mobility: “Leading the fleet business has been an extraordinary assignment for me. I am thankful that I got the opportunity to lead Athlon from its acquisition by Daimler for four years. A big thank you goes to the whole team who contributed to growing our business.”