FRANKFURT -- Daimler AG's supervisory board has appointed Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, a former judge, to a new management board post overseeing compliance, legal affairs and ethical issues.
Hohmann-Dennhardt, 60, who stepped down from Germany's constitutional court earlier this month after serving for 11 years, joined Daimler's management board effective Feb. 16.
She becomes the first woman on the management board in Daimler's 125-year history. Her appointment expands Daimler's board to seven members.
Hohmann-Dennhardt's responsibilities will include global compliance, legal organization and business ethics and integrity issues within Daimler.
Brushes with regulators
Daimler has had periodic brushes with regulators and CEO Dieter Zetsche has been seeking a new executive for the job since September.
The company was charged on Feb. 10 with insider trading by Paris judges leading a nearly 5-year-old probe into sales of shares in European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co.