Ex-Mercedes boss Cordes to run Germany's Haniel


DUESSELDORF, Germany, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Eckhard Cordes, former head of DaimlerChrysler's premium car business, will become chief executive of German conglomerate Franz Haniel & Cie, the privately held company said. The move also positions Cordes, 55, to become chairman of German retail group Metro . Haniel is a major Metro shareholder and traditionally appoints the Metro chairman. Cordes, who quit as head of Daimler's Mercedes Car Group after he was passed over to become chief ...

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