“After three years of focus on product renewal, internal efficiency and restructuring, the Volvo Group is gradually entering a new phase with an intensified focus on growth and increased profitability. This will be achieved by further building on our leading brands, strong assets and engaged and skilled employees all over the world“, says Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman of the Board of AB Volvo. “Martin Lundstedt has 25 years of experience from development, production and sales within the commercial vehicle industry. He is also known for his winning leadership style.”
As of April 22, 2015, and until Martin Lundstedt assumes his new position, Jan Gurander, the Group Chief Financial Officer will be acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo.
Martin Lundstedt will replace Olof Persson who has led the Group for almost four years.
“Olof Persson has with energy and determination carried out an extensive change of the Volvo Group,” says Carl-Henric Svanberg. “He has focused Volvo on commercial vehicles and sold unrelated businesses and assets to a value of over SEK 20 billion. He introduced a functional organization and paved the way for cost savings of SEK 10 billion. He also concluded the agreement with one of China’s largest truck manufacturers, Dongfeng and led the company during the largest product renewal in the Group’s history. Today the Volvo Group is considerably better positioned to compete for leadership in our industry.”
Martin Lundstedt has spent his career at Scania. He joined in 1992 as a trainee after obtaining an MSc in Industrial Management and Technology. He has held a number of executive positions.
Curriculum Vitae – Martin Lundstedt
Born in 1967
MSc in Industrial Management and Technology
1995 Project leader Scania do Brasil
1996 Manager Industrial Engineering, Scania Engine Production
1997 Production Manager Scania Engine Production
1999 Head of Basic Engine Development
2001 Managing Director of Scania Production, Angers France
2005 Head of Product Marketing and member of the Executive Team
2006 Head of trucks
2007 Head of Franchise and Factory Sales
2012 President and CEO of the Scania Group
Married, two children
Today, at April 22, 2015, at 09.00 a.m. there will be a press conference with Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman of the Board of AB Volvo. The Volvo Group Chief Financial Officer Jan Gurander will present the result of the first quarter 2015. The press conference will be held at Tändstickspalatset, V Trädgårdsgatan 15 in Stockholm.
Journalists who would like further information, please contact: Kina Wileke +46 (0)31323 7229 or +46 (0)765-537229.