New Year’s Eva: Mercedes-Benz Canada names Eva Wiese as company’s first female CEO

Toronto, Ontario – Eva Wiese has been named president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, making her the first female ever to hold the position, effective Feb. 1.

Daimler AG announced on Monday in a press release, solidifying Wiese as the successor to Dimitris Psillakis, who in October was announced to be taking over as head of marketing and sales for 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’s 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.”

Wiese draws on a wealth of experience from her time in marketing and retail, starting at Mercedes-Benz in 2001 as a management trainee.

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