Mit einem Chefökonomen in die Zukunft schauen | HeadLights – Daimler Podcast

Mit einem Chefökonomen in die Zukunft schauen | HeadLights – Daimler Podcast


Hello and welcome to the Daimler Podcast. Today with a man who is able to look into the future. However, he doesn’t need a crystal ball or constellations to do so, all he needs are hard facts, analyses and forecasts. Today, we are with Jürgen Müller. He is our chief economist at Daimler. Jürgen, first of all, we appreciate that you took your time for us. Briefly tell us who you are and what you do at Daimler. With pleasure. Short version personally: 57 years, married, three adult sons. Or I should say, young men. Young men, yes. Short version professionally: As chief economist, I am expected to analyze the economic environment in our most important sales markets, to monitor them and identify opportunities and risks that may potentially impact the demand for motor vehicles at the earliest possible stage. One thing you can already assure concerning the future? I wouldn’t want to go as far as being able to assure anything. What is an absolute certainty is that we will have another event in the next 12 months that isn’t even on our radar screen today. Now, we come to a format called 3×30. We do this in every podcast and that means we ask every interview partner three questions. They are always the same and you have 30 seconds in order to answer. Watch it, we’re going to start now. What is special about your job. What drives you? There are many things per se. It is especially the variety and complexity of my tasks. But it is also the unpredictability, because I don’t know exactly what will happen in the coming years and it is of course exciting to do this job in a company like Daimler. Because it’s globally well positioned and this gives me the opportunity to come in contact with a lot of interesting colleagues. If you could make a wish, professionally, what would it be? I wish, and it may sound pathetic perhaps, and owed to the age, but I wish for enough time and good health to be able to do the things I’m still planning to do, professionally and personally. I’m guessing that when you were six years old you did not necessarily wanted to become chief economist at Daimler yet. What was your career aspiration? That is an interesting question – I don’t think I can serve with some kind of stereotype by becoming a fireman or an astronaut. I think, in that point I was open-ended. As far as that is concerned, if someone had told me at the time what a chief economist does I would have rather played football – so back then, football. Wonderful, thank you very much. This was 3×30 with Jürgen Müller. If you want to hear the entire podcast with our chief economist, just click on this link here. Of course, you can subscribe to our channel everywhere – on the classic podcast platforms or you just tune in next time. I want to thank you very much for your time, Jürgen, and for giving us such a clear explanation of your job and the world economy. You are very welcome. It was a lot of fun for me. We hope for you too. Just tune in. We would be delighted to have you. Until next time. Bye.

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