Scania appoints new CEO to replace Henrick Henriksson

George Barrow
March 3, 2021

Scania has appointed Christian Levin as new CEO and President, replacing Henrick Henriksson.

Currently a member of the executive board of Traton SE and Chief Operating Officer of the Traton Group, Levin will take charge of Scania from May 1, 2021.

He has more than 20 years of experience working at Scania having begun his career there in 1994 as a management trainee, and before joining Traton, was executive vice president and head of sales and marketing for Scania.

“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”, Levin said.

Henriksson will be leaving Scania after 23 years to join H2 Green Steel, a start-up that hopes to produce fossil-free steel by 2024.

“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,” said Henriksson.

Matthias Gründler, CEO of Traton SE and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scania, added: “We regret 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 expertise as a sustainability leader. Our industry will also benefit greatly from fossil-free steel, and Traton will follow this venture with interest. Fortunately, we could not ask for a better-suited successor than Christian Levin. His experience and knowledge of both the industry and Scania is a perfect fit and will safeguard Scania’s commitment to sustainability and boost its transformation journey.”

Levin will remain a member of the executive board of Traton SE, while Henriksson continues as CEO until Levin takes charge in May.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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