Sabine Scheunert has been heading up the digital unit at Mercedes-Benz as Vice President Digital & IT Marketing/Sales Mercedes-Benz since July 2016. This newly created function brings with it responsibility for the whole range of associated IT-based marketing, sales and after-sales activities – and for the entire scope of digital customer experiences for the Mercedes-Benz brand.
In addition to the continued expansion of the company’s pioneering IT landscape, Sabine Scheunert’s remit also includes the development of new and profitable customer-centric digital services. The digital unit operates on a global scale and cooperates with a wide range of incubators and start-ups – right around the world. Sabine Scheunert is also the CIO of Mercedes me, the Mercedes-Benz personalised customer portal.
Sabine Scheunert studied Business Mathematics in Bielefeld, Germany, and European Business Management at the German Business School (FDHW). In 1998, subsequent to graduation, she launched her career in the automobile industry at BMW, where she occupied a number of positions in Germany and France, ultimately in an executive function in product management, before relocation to Eastern Europe for BMW in 2006.
In 2010 Sabine Scheunert joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in Paris and worked for the French automobile manufacturer as the worldwide head of Customer Relationship Management for all the brands under the PSA banner. As the first ever female CEO within the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, Ms. Scheunert managed business activities for the Group’s Citroën brand in Shanghai from the beginning of 2015 until her move to Mercedes-Benz.
Why I Tech
Since I was a kid, I’ve always craved independence. From starting school for the first time, to the thrill of obtaining my driver’s license (a car being the ultimate freedom machine) – my generation has always truly valued this feeling. What I love about technology, is that it can bring this sense of freedom to anyone, everywhere. In my industry (automotive), technology has paved the way for brilliant services and mobility solutions to its customers to provide this feeling.
#ada18’s motto is ideas to change the world – my tech idea is
Guided by our Mercedes-Benz purpose – “First move the world” – and one of our brand cores –safety – and our ambition in building the safest cars in the world, our tech idea is based on combining the power of innovation with the goal to make our world a safer place for everyone; even beyond the car. In fact, we are currently developing a working prototype that could help to solve this issue…watch this space…