Hans-Olov Olsson - Vice-Chairman of the board of directors, Volvo Car Corporation, CV and Biography



Present position:  Vice-Chairman, Volvo Car Corporation, August 2010


Concurrent position: Senior industrial advisor to Rotschild

Born:  1941

Education: Pol mag Gothenburg University


Previous positions:

2005-2006 Senior Vice President Global Marketing Ford Motor Co.
2000 -2005 CEO Volvo Cars
1998 -2000 CEO Volvo Cars North America
1990 -1996 CEO Volvo Cars Japan
1987 -1989 Head of Global Marketing
1982 -1986 Head of Area Overseas
1977 -1981 Head of Dalslandsverken
1969 -1972 Head of material administration Volvo Trucks
1966 -1968 System engineer ,Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks




Hans-Olov Olsson has spent most of his professional career at Volvo, where he has held several senior positions throughout the years.  Few people know Volvo Cars as well as Mr. Olsson does and he has played a central role in Geely Holding Group's acquisition of Volvo Cars.  As a senior advisor for the investment bank Rothschild, Mr. Olsson advised Geely on the acquisition of Volvo Cars.  Having spent over six years in Asia and with good relations to Ford, Mr. Olsson will play an important role in ensuring the long-term success of Volvo Cars.


Apart from Mr. Olsson's extensive Volvo experience, he also sits on the board of Elanders and SKF.  Mr. Olsson is Chairman of the board for Chalmers University of Technology and is a member of the board in King Carl Gustaf's trust called Ungt ledarskap, Anna Lindh's memory fund and Tällberg Forum.

Mr. Olsson holds an Honorary Degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law.



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