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Scania names new CEO and president

Scania has appointed Christian Levin chief executive officer and president, effective May 1, 2021.

Christian Levin

He replaces outgoing chief executive Henrik Henriksson, who leaves Scania after 23 years.

Mr Levin has more than 20 years’ experience working with Scania and is currently on the executive board of Traton SE and acts as chief operating officer of Traton Group. He will remain a member of the executive board.

Mr Levin joined Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and worked in several key areas of the business, including as executive vice president and head of sales and marketing.

“It is a very special honour for me to become CEO of Scania, the company that had such a tremendous influence on my life and career,” said Levin.

“With the passionate global team at Scania, I will work hard to further drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system. As a strong brand of the Traton Group, we will continue Henrik’s successful work and create a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment.”

Mr Henriksson, who has joined H2 Green Steel with the aim of producing fossil-free steel by 2024, said: “It was a very difficult decision for me to take, to leave Scania, a company which I have spent my entire professional career with and that I see as family. I have had a fantastic journey at Scania and I feel proud of what we have achieved.”

Matthias Grundler, chief executive of Traton SE and chairman of the board of directors of Scania, added: “Our industry will also benefit greatly from fossil-free steel, and TRATON will follow this venture with interest. Fortunately, we could not ask for a better-suited successor than Christian Levin.

“His experience and knowledge of both the industry and Scania is a perfect fit and will safeguard Scania’s commitment to sustainability and boost its transformation journey.”