Benoit Tallec – Head of Product Design Daimler Trucks Asia

Benoit Tallec is the Head of Product Design at Daimler Trucks Asia, leading the studios in Kawasaki, Japan and Chennai in India for both Mitsubishi-Fuso and BharatBenz.

He has overseen all the design activities since October 2016 from the advanced phase through to production. He built up the state-of-the art studio-facility in Japan that is tailor-made for commercial and future mobility design.

Benoit was also responsible for the E-FUSO Vision One (2017). This gained global news coverage for FUSO, having been launched a week ahead of the Tesla Semi. He has also overseen the development of the new FUSO design language, which will come to fruition in the not too distant future.

Benoit began his career with AB Volvo for Renault Trucks design in Lyon, France. He then joined Daimler in 2010 as Mercedes-Benz Vans & Trucks Design Manager in Germany. Before joining Daimler Trucks Asia, Benoit worked at the BYD-Daimler joint venture in Shenzhen, where he was in charge of a facelift development and created a young and agile team from the scratch.

Benoit Tallec holds a Master from Strate College, Paris, in Transportation Design.