Dr. Stocker has extensive management experience leading the development and implementation of businesses and strategies aligned to global, regional and local requirements, delivering high-quality results and strong profits. He has held top management positions in the automotive industry with regional and country P&L responsibilities and is an experienced board member in multinational and family businesses.
As CEO of Motorysa, Dr. Stocker was responsible for Motorysa Group companies with revenues of US$100 million and 320 employees. He led a successful company restructuring process and negotiations with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation that generated an EBITDA growth close to 300% between 2011 and 2014, reaching an EBITDA of US$8.8 million in 2014. In 2012 he introduced the first electric vehicle fleets to Colombia, through partnerships with the three main electric supplier companies in the country.
As director and head of Commercial Vehicles Latin America for Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda., Dr. Stocker led global sales of trucks and bus chassis produced in Brazil, with direct responsibility for revenues of US$1.3 billion. He structured and led several major fleet negotiations dealing with first-time clients and led the separation process of Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz in Venezuela. While president and CEO of DaimlerChrysler Colombia S.A. he was responsible for the Colombian operation of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Freightliner divisions, including wholesale and retail business, and the CKD assembly for bus chassis, with direct responsibility for revenues of US$125 million and over 350 employees, generating growth of 360% in sales volume between 2003 and 2005 while leading the strategic transformation of the company. He previously served as CFO of Mercedes-Benz Colombia S.A. and was head of Local Finance and Control, EvoBus Austria GmbH, the company responsible for Daimler Bus Business in Austria with revenues of EUR 100 million, in Salzburg, Austria.
Dr. Stocker is a member of the board of Cono S.A., an agricultural company headquartered in Argentina. He has previously served on the consultative board of Organización Empresarial Marcali as well as the boards of several Daimler AG affiliated companies in Latin America and the German-Colombian Chamber of Trade and Commerce in Bogotá, and was a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) in Bogotá and Sao Paulo.
Dr. Stocker, who resides in Bogotá, holds a PhD in Economics (Dr. oec.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (lic. oec.), both from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Multilingual and multicultural, Dr. Stocker holds German and Argentinean citizenships as well as permanent residence and work permits in Colombia. He speaks Spanish, German, English and Portuguese.