Daimler AG has appointed Eva Wiese as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, effective February 1, 2021.
Wiese succeeds Dimitris Psillakis, who in October was appointed by the Daimler Board of Management as Head of Marketing and Sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars North America and CEO of MBUSA, effective January 1, 2021.
“We are thrilled to welcome Eva to this important leadership role. Eva’s extensive experience in multiple markets and across a variety of business areas will be critical to delivering on the six strategic pillars that will help further grow Mercedes-Benz’ position in the Canadian market,” said Psillakis. “Mercedes-Benz Canada benefits from strong female leaders throughout the organization and we are very pleased that Eva will contribute to that even further as the first woman to lead the company.”
In her new role as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Wiese will assume overall responsibility for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Benz vans. She will lead Mercedes-Benz Canada’s 1,200 employees across 14 locations and a nationwide network of seven Mercedes-Benz own retail operations and 52 authorized dealerships.
For the interim period in January 2021 between Psillakis’ departure and Wiese’ arrival, Mercedes-Benz Canada Chief Financial Officer Felix Britsch will serve as interim President and CEO.