Daniela Gerd tom Markotten new managing director of moovel Group effective November 1, 2017
- Daniela Gerd tom Markotten appointed new CEO of moovel Group GmbH as of November 1, 2017
- The industrial engineer brings a wealth of experience in the fields of software development and automotive telematics
- Since August 2017, moovel Group CEO Jörg Lamparter has assumed the role of Head of Mobility Services, responsible for all mobility services
Stuttgart - Daimler Financial Services announced today the appointment of Daniela Gerd tom Markotten as CEO of the moovel Group. On November 1, 2017, she will assume the position for the award-winning software company. Jörg Lamparter, moovel Group CEO since March 2016, recently accepted responsibility for all mobility services under the umbrella of Daimler Mobility Services. As Head of Mobility Services, he is responsible for car2go, moovel and mytaxi in addition to the strategic investments in Blacklane, Careem, Flinc, FlixBus, Turo and Via – all of them mobility services companies.
Over the last year and a half, Daniela Gerd tom Markotten has served as Head of Digital Solutions and Services for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, which includes FleetBoard GmbH. In this position, she was responsible for accelerating the development of digital applications and managing all digital activities. Daniela Gerd tom Markotten has many years of experience in the field of IT-supported automotive telematics. She studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe with assignments in Costa Rica and China. In 2003, she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Freiburg and then joined the former DaimlerChrysler AG via its International Management Associate Program. Since 2005, she has held various team leader functions in the field of IT logistics for the former DaimlerChrysler AG. In 2009, she assumed management of the "Parts Wholesale International" IT department and subsequently the "IT Center of Marketing Competence." At the end of 2014, Daniela Gerd tom Markotten was divisional manager responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks Order Management, CharterWay International as well as FleetBoard.
Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services AG: "moovel is the leading innovator of mobility apps. Daniela Gerd tom Markotten has many years of experience in the fields of software development and automotive telematics. She brings the very best credentials for further developing and advancing moovel. I would like to thank Jörg Lamparter, who has played a crucial part in accelerating moovel over the last year and a half. With this transition, he is now able to fully focus on his new role as Head of Mobility Services."
moovel provides an operating system for urban mobility, which offers access to different mobility services – including booking and payment. The free iOS and Android mobility app combines local public transport, the car-sharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. Most services can be booked and paid for simply and directly in the app. In Germany and the USA, 3.4 million people make use of the moovel app and moovel transit products. With the moovel transit product portfolio, the moovel Group offers white label solutions for transit agencies and companies around the world and is the market leader in the USA. The white label application has been in operation for the very first time in Germany in the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund since May 2017. In the first nine months of the current year, over 16 million transactions have been made via moovel products. The moovel Group employs over 250 people based at the two headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and Portland, USA as well as in Hamburg and Berlin.
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Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.
The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motivation and commitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: from high-tech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz (Source: Interbrand-Study „The Anatomy of Growth“, 10/5/2016), as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of more than 282,000 people; revenue totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.