Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks & Custom Tailored Trucks at Daimler Truck AG | GermanyFranziska Cusumano is the CEO of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks and Custom Tailored Trucks where she is in charge for the development, production and sales of all Mercedes-Benz Special Purpose trucks, including for instance the “Econic” for waste collection, the “Unimog” for fire fighting, and other vehicles with special customer requirements. In her role she strives to drive innovation and the transformation to Zero Emission in the Special Purpose Trucking segment. She joined the Daimler Group in 2008 and has since held various positions in Operations, Research and Development and Product Management with international experiences stretching from Germany via South Africa to Japan. Lastly, she was Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Head of Corporate Office of Daimler Truck AG, before taking over her current role in 2022. Franziska holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York, specializing in future mobility, land use and sustainability.