Gabriele Ruf will head IT infrastructure and general operations at Daimler from July 1. Ruf, 55, will take over from Hartwig Faber, who is retiring.

The new executive will report directly to Michael Gorriz, CIO of the German premium car maker.

Until joining Daimler on April 1, Ruf is the deputy general manager and a member of the management board at UniCredit Global Information Services in Munich. She is in charge of infrastructure management and customer services.

Ruf has been active in IT operations for more than 28 years both within Germany and internationally.