Scania appoints new President
The Board of Directors of Scania has appointed Henrik Henriksson as the new President and CEO of Scania AB. He will take up his position on 1 January 2016 and succeeds Per Hallberg. Henrik Henriksson will from the same date become a member of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Management Board (Truck Board).
“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,” says 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.
Henrik Henriksson, born 1970, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 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.
“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,” says Henriksson.
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.
“My colleagues from the Truck Board and I thank Per Hallberg for taking over the CEO position inApril this year on short call, for keeping Scania on its high level of excellence and its employees being motivated during those times of change,” concludes Andreas Renschler.