New Scania President and CEO
Henrik Henriksson has become the new President and CEO of Scania AB. He is due to take up the new position on 1 January 2016, succeeding Per Hallberg. Henrik will, from the same date, become a member of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Management Board (Truck Board). He has been a member of Scania’s Executive Board since 2012 and is currently Executive Vice President and head of Sales and Marketing. He joined Scania as a management trainee in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions in the company’s marketing organisation. Per Hallberg will resign from his operational positions during 2016. He has been employed at Scania since 1977 and joined the Executive Board in 2001. He took over the CEO position at short notice in April this year following the departure of Martin Lundstedt.
Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, responsible for Group Commercial Vehicles, and Chairman of Scania AB, said, ‘Henrik Henriksson is a capable and experienced person, with great entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership. He has the right profile to lead and develop the company in the long-term.’
Henrik said, ‘I look forward to the task of continuing to develop Scania in accordance with the goals and strategies established by the company management and the Board. We will continue to broaden the offering of products and services that drives profitability for our customers and us as well as our efforts to become the leader in sustainable transport. An important task for Scania is to also utilise the potential to develop brand-specific customer solutions, made possible through the cooperation within Volkswagen Truck & Bus.’