Mercedes-Benz appoints Mr. Roland Sebastian Folger as Top Executive of Mercedes-Benz Thailand

Automotive Press Releases Friday October 12, 2018 12:36
Bangkok--12 Oct--Mercedes-Benz

Daimler AG nominates Mr. Roland Sebastian Folger as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited after Mr. Michael Grewe, who has been in charge since 2013 and now is being reassigned to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz Taiwan Limited.

Mr. Roland Sebastian Folger, aged 59, has been a part of Daimler AG since 1979. His first major role was a keyperson in the Parts Organization Department in which he supported warehouse relocation for several countries. He then took care of sales in Indonesia in 1985 as he moved on to the Sales Department for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in Southeast Asia. Mr. Folger was appointed as President & CEO of Daimler-Benz Representative Office in Singapore between 1988 and 1989.

He returned to Daimler AG's headquarters in 1990 and assumed responsibility for the Passenger Cars Sales function supporting Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Two years later, he became a Personal Assistant to the group's Board Member for Passenger Cars Sales & Marketing. From the end of 1993 to 1995, Mr. Folger was a part of the pioneering team introducing the first M-Class in the United States as he served the position of Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and After Sales.

After a remarkable accomplishment in the United States, Mr. Folger took a seat at Daimler AG's global head office again in 1997 where he managed VIP Sales, Central, Special Protective Vehicles, AMG, Technical Accessories, and Merchandise. He also took part in Product Management for numerous vehicles including M-Class, R-Class, A-Class, and B-Class.

Mr. Folger later joined Mercedes-Benz Vans Division as Head of Product Management and Marketing Communication in 2006. In September 2008, he took over the responsibility for worldwide sales of vans.

Prior to his latest position as Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited—effective from 1st October 2018, Mr. Folger used to assume responsibility as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from 2011 to 2015 and Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India from 2015 to September 2018.


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