Scania has appointed Henrik Henriksson to President and CEO, effective 1 January 2016.
Henriksson is currently executive vice president and head of sales and marketing at Scania. He will take over from Per Hallberg, who will resign from his operational positions during 2016. Hallberg has worked at Scania since 1977 and joined the executive board in 2001.
In addition to his new role, Henriksson will also become a member of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Management Board (Truck Board).
Henriksson 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 co-operation within Volkswagen Truck & Bus.”
Andreas Renschler, Scania Board of Directors chairman, 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.
“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,” concluded Andreas Renschler.