Thomas Tonger heads 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. Furthermore, Thomas’ area includes a Bus Rapid Transit consulting team which has advised transport ministries and city governments worldwide in setting up efficient BRT systems. Previously, 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.