Thomas Tonger heads Sales Daimler Buses Europe at Daimler Truck AG with responsibility for Europe, North America and Central Asia. Previously, he headed worldwide Product Planning and Product Management at Daimler Buses. This responsibility includes buses with alternative drivetrains, where Thomas and his team played a key role in defining and bringing to market the electric city bus Mercedes-Benz eCitaro. In this role, Thomas’ area also included a Bus Rapid Transit consulting team which has advised transport ministries and city governments worldwide in setting up efficient BRT systems. Before that, Thomas headed Daimler Buses’ India project and has worked in various international Sales and Controlling positions after joining Daimler in 1999. Thomas holds a graduate degree in business administration and has studied at University of Cologne and Stern School of Business at New York University.