Henrik Henriksson to become Scania’s new President and CEO

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, Chairman of the Scania Board of Directors.

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.

“I would like to thank Per Hallberg for taking over the CEO position in April this year on short call, for keeping Scania on its high level of excellence and its employees being motivated during those times of changes, concludes Andreas Renschler.

For further information, please contact Erik Ljungberg, Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, tel. +46 8 553 835 57.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 42,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2014, net sales totalled SEK 92.1 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6 billion. Scania’s press releases are available on www.scania.com   

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit: www.scania.com.