The Board of Directors of Scania He has appointed Christian levin as its new CEO and President effective May 1, 2021. He succeeds Henrik Henriksson, who leaves the company after 23 years and more than five as CEO, to join H2 Green steel, a startup that aims to start fossil-free steel production by 2024.
Levin is on the Executive Board of Traton SE, of which he will continue to be a member despite his new functions; Operations Director of Traton Group and has more than 20 years of Scania experience.
“We are sorry that Henrik Henriksson is leaving Scania and the Traton family, but we are also proud that he will take on such a great new challenge, a perfect match for his unique experience as a leader in sustainability. Our industry will also benefit greatly from fossil-free steel, and Traton will follow this endeavor with interest. "Said Matthias gründler, CEO of Traton SE and Chairman of the Scania Board of Directors.
“Fortunately, we couldn't ask for a more suitable successor than Christian Levin. His experience and knowledge of both the industry and Scania are a perfect fit and will safeguard Scania's commitment to sustainability and drive its transformation process. ", Agregó.
Levin joined Traton SE in 2019. He began his career at Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and has held various management positions since then. He has extensive international professional experience and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was executive vice president and director of sales and marketing for Scania before joining Traton.
“It is a very special honor for me to become CEO of Scania, the company that had such an important influence on my life and career. With Scania's passionate global team, I will work hard to further drive the shift towards a sustainable transportation 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. ", explained the brand new CEO of the Swedish brand.
“It was a very difficult decision for me to make, to leave Scania, a company with which I have spent my entire professional career and that I see as a family. I have had a fantastic experience at Scania and I am proud of what we have achieved. I am also sure that Scania is very well positioned for the future, with a clear purpose of driving the change towards a sustainable transport system ”Henriksson added.