Wilko Stark is an external advisor for our global Automotive practice.
A former member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars and a former leader of both Daimler and Volkswagen, Wilko is a seasoned expert across the automotive and mobility spheres.
He specializes in overall corporate control of complex companies, strategic alignment, transformation and procurement, as well as mergers & acquisitions (M&A), partnerships and cooperation. He is additionally accomplished in corporate digitalization and cultural change.
While on the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz, Wilko managed a significant procurement volume that generated substantial economic and technical lifecycle savings.
Further, as a prior CEO of Daimler’s CASE (Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Shared mobility and Electromobility) group, he was responsible for a holistic R&D program budget and roughly 1,000 employees.
He also served as the head of product planning for Volkswagen Group and head of products for Seat S.A., with P&L responsibility for each organization’s various car lines.
He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, where he received the Arthur Fischer Prize for outstanding studies and several academic scholarships.
Beyond his advising work, Wilko is a member of several automotive supplier advisory boards.
He is married with three children.