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Jan Brecht is set to succeed Michael Gorriz (Photo: Adidas)

A senior Adidas executive, Jan Brecht, will succeed Michael Gorriz as CEO of Daimler, industry sources say.

Brecht is currently in charge of IT and global supply chain at Adidas, a Germany-based maker of sporting goods. He is expected to assume his new position at Daimler in September.

The new CIO already worked for the German premium carmaker before joining Adidas in 2009. At Daimler, he was CIO for the Americas and also held several other positions. Brecht has an electronics degree.

Daimler's CIO position became available when Gorriz decided earlier this year to move into the financial services industry. Gorriz will become Singapore-based CIO of Standard Chartered Bank.