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SCANIA has appointed Christian Levin as its new CEO and president, effective May 1. He is a member of the executive board of Scania parent company Traton SE, and chief operating officer of the Traton Group.

Mr Levin has more than 20 years of experience at Scania. He succeeds Henrik Henriksson, who is leaving Scania after 23 years and more than five years as the CEO.

Mr Henriksson is joining H2 Green Steel, a new venture that aims to start production of fossil-free steel by 2024. He will remain at Scania until Mr Levin takes up the CEO position.

Mr Levin, who has worked at Scania for more than 20 years, joined Traton SE in 2019. He began his career at Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and has held several managerial positions.

He has very broad 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 head of sales and marketing at Scania before joining Traton.

Mr Levin said: “It is a very special honour for me to become CEO of Scania, the company that had such a tremendous influence on my life and career. With the passionate global team at Scania, I will work hard to further drive the shift towards a sustainable transport 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.”

Mr Henriksson said: “It was a very difficult decision for me to take, to leave Scania, a company which I have spent my entire professional career with and that I see as family.

“I have had a fantastic journey at Scania and I feel proud of what we have achieved. I also feel confident that Scania is well positioned for the future, with a clear purpose to drive the shift towards sustainable transport.”

By Neil Dowling