Karachi-born alumnus of the NED University, Sajjad Khan is going to lead the Mercedes Benz’s transition to Electric Vehicles arena.
German car giant Mercedes-Benz is all set to enter the electric vehicles market and a Pakistan-German specialist is leading the company’s entire shift to the new arena.
The world popular carmaker will launch six new all-electric EQ models under the direction of Sajjad Khan, Executive Vice president and member of the Board of Management at Mercedes Benz.
As the third member of the flagship S-class lineup, the all-electric EQS sedan will join the new gasoline-engine S500 and S580 models, according to Forbes. The new models will be assembled at Factory 56 in Germany.
For luxury and executive EV models, the EQS is the first to get the latest electrical architecture.
Brief History of Sajjad Khan
Sajjad Khan is a graduate of computer science from NED Engineering University Karachi and now Executive Vice president and Divisional Board Member Mercedes-Benz Cars.
He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on October 30, 1973. Sajjad Khan joined DaimlerChrysler AG in 2001 after completing a master’s degree in Information & Communication Technology, specializing in product engineering and following the first foreign ventures in the industry.
Before moving to the materials purchasing department in 2004, where he procured electronic components for vehicles, he worked on various ventures in the field of infotainment.
Furthermore, after three years Sajjad Khan moved to Magna in 2007 where the responsibility was for the e-car and electronics units along with cross-sectional global procurement role as Director.
He worked for BMW Group AG from 2011 to 2015, where he eventually became Vice President, responsible for the worldwide Linked Drive system.
In spring 2015, Sajjad Khan assumed the responsibility for Digital Vehicle & Mobility as Vice President at Daimler AG. He has also been serving as CASE’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since June 2017.
Sajjad Khan has been heading the entire CASE organization since October 2018 (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services, Electric) at Mercedes-Benz.