Ola Källenius was born on 11 June 1969 in Västervik, Sweden. After graduating from the Grammar School in Danderyd (Sweden), he did his military service in the Swedish army in 1988/89. From 1989 to 1993 he studied at the Stockholm School of Economics (Master in Finance and Accounting) and as part of the CEMS programme (Master of International Management) at the University of St. Gallen. In 1993 he joined the international junior research group of the former Daimler-Benz AG. Källenius has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since January 1, 2015 and will become Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG at the end of the Annual Meeting of Daimler AG on May 22, 2019. He is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG.