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Håkan Samuelsson - President & CEO




Present position: President & CEO of Volvo Car Corporation as of October 19, 2012


Born: 1951


Education: MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Professional experience:

2000 - 2009

2005 - 2009

2000 - 2005



MAN AG, Chairman & CEO

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Chairman & CEO

MAN AG, Executive Board Member 

1977 - 2000

1996 - 2000

1993 - 1996

1988 - 1993

1987 - 1988

1977 - 1987

Scania Group

Executive Board Member Development / Production

Industrial Director

Director Powertrain

Head of Engine Development

Various Technical Management Positions


Concurrent board of director responsibilities:

Siemens, Member of Supervisor Board & Finance & Investment Committee (2008 to today)

Following an MSc in mechanical engineering, Håkan Samuelsson started his professional career in Scania in 1977 where he stayed for more than 20 years.  Mr. Samuelsson held leading positions within the technical organisation of Scania before he joined the executive board in 1996 where he was responsible for development and production.  He brought his vast truck experience from Scania to MAN in 2000, when he became head of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, a subsidiary of MAN AG.  When Mr. Samuelsson became CEO of MAN in 2005, he initiated a broad restructuring of the group which resulted in an enhanced and more efficient organization with a more focused product portfolio.  Mr. Samuelsson has served in Latin America and in multiple parts of Europe.


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