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Annette Winkler

Independent Director

Born in 1959 - German nationality

Date of first appointment: 2014
Start of current term: 2018
End of current term: 2022


Doctor in Economics from the University of Frankfurt (Germany), Annette Winkler became the Managing Shareholder of a medium-sized construction company. In 1995, she joined the Mercedes-Benz group, where she held a variety of positions and in particular that of Senior Director / Head Public Relations and Communications. After spending two years as Head of the Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlet
in Braunschweig, she became Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler Belgium and Luxembourg (1999-2005), then Vice President of Global Business Management & Wholesale Europe (2006-2010). Vice President of Daimler AG, since 2010 she was Chief Executive Officer of smart (with overall responsibility for the brand, also in charge of the smart factory in Lorraine), until 2018.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L’Air Liquide S.A.* (Chair of the Environment and Society Committee since May 2020; member of the Appointments and Governance Committee since May 2017; member of the Remuneration Committee from May 2015 to May 2020)

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: Renault S.A. * (member of the Strategy Committee since June 2019), Renault S.A.S. (since June 2019)
  • Member of the Counsel for Foreign Economic Affairs of the German Ministry for Economics

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.