Friday, October 19, 2012

Håkan Samuelsson Replaces Stefan Jacoby As CEO of Volvo Car Group

Håkan Samuelsson
Stefan Jacoby
Håkan Samuelsson, a current Board member, becomes the new President & CEO of Volvo Car Group effective immediately replacing Stefan Jacoby who will leave following "an amicable agreement" with the Board of Directors. Håkan Samuelsson has 35 years of experience in the automotive industry leadership positions, most recently as Chairman & CEO of MAN SE, a European supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbo-machinery, and special gear units, between 2005 and 2009. Since 2010 he has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Volvo Car Group. Jan Gurander, Volvo’s chief financial officer, stepped in as acting CEO when Jacoby had a mild stroke last month. Gurander and sales chief Doug Speck handled Jacoby’s media responsibilities at the Paris Auto Show September 27th and 28th. We wish my good friend Stefan Jacoby the best for a speedy recovery.