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Klas Bendrik - Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer



Present position: Senior Vice Presiden & Group CIO (Chief Information Officer), Volvo Car Group


Born: Gothenburg, 1969


1990-1993         Lieutenant Captain, Swedish Naval Academy, Sweden

1991-1995         Logistics, Economics & IT, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Previous positions:
2007-2010         CIO, Assa Abloy AB, Sweden

2006-2007         Senior Manager, Accenture, Sweden

2002-2005         IT Director & CIO, Mölnlycke Health Care, Sweden

1997-2002         Principal Consultant, PriceWaterHouseCoopers Consulting, Norway

1995-1997         Various, ABB, Sweden & New Zeeland


Interests: Sailing, Skiing, Cycling, Family activities



Klas’ professional business career began at ABB and has included both line and management consultant positions in a global business environment. Klas has undertaken business transformation and IT improvement positions where leadership, business acumen and strategy have been key enablers for operational and strategic success. As a part of his professional engagements, Klas has lived in Taiwan, New Zealand and Norway.


Klas joined Volvo Car Group in 2010 as CIO. Since joining, Klas has led the successful IT separation from Ford Motor Company and has driven the development and implementation of a business founded and customer oriented IT strategy. This consequently led business growth in general and specifically in China with relevant IT solutions to support manufacturing, R&D and sales activities. Under Klas’s leadership, the IT strategy has proven to be an organic part of the business agenda that drives and enables innovation, as well as the development of the Service and Digital agenda at Volvo Car Group to support the ambitious growth plans.


Klas is a native of Gothenburg and worked in the Swedish Naval Reserve whilst studying economics, IT and logistics at UniversityHe is married and has three children.

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