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Resigned from Volvo Cars since 1 st February 2008

Born: 12 December, 1959

MBA, Master Business Administration/General Strategic Management with University Maastricht and Ottawa Canada.
1992-1993 HTS Degree. Management Course 
1986-1989 SPD-2 Certificates business-economy and tax-law
1982-1985 SPD-1 Degree. Business admin. & accountancy (evening education comparable with mba.)
1977-1980 HTS Degree  Poly Tech.School area finance & economy (comparable with bba.)

Previous positions:



2006 March  -2008 Jan Senior Vice President Purchasing, Volvo Car Corporation, as from 1 March 2006 - 31 January 2008 

2004 October - 2006 February Ford Motor Company -Commodity Director Pan Europe purchasing. Responsible for all commercial purchasing activities for body- interior, exterior- and rawmaterial commodities for Ford Europe, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo Car Corporation.

June 2002-September 2004  Volvo Car Corporation  - Purchase Director Powertrain & Raw material. Reporting to VCC's Sr. Vice President Purchase (member of the board). 

January 2000- June 2002 Volvo Car Corporation - Sr. Purchase Manager. All purchasing activities related to Interior & Climate commodities within VCC.

1999 -2002  NedCar  - Purchase Manager (Interior)
1998–1999 NedCar  Purchase Manager Vehicle Programs & Strategy
1995-1997  NedCar Project Manager new vehicle.
1991-1995  NedCar - Manager Parts & Accessories.
1985-1990  Volvo Car b.v. Purchase dept., Financial Controller.
1981-1984  Ned.Christ.Instituut Volkshuisvesting -Accountant.

Civil status: Married, with two daughters.

Hobbies: He has a passion for aviation, has a private pilot license and is active in football and mountain-biking.


Albie van Buel originates from the Netherlands and started his career in Volvo Car B.V in the Netherlands as financial controller. Before moving to Sweden in 2000, he worked since 1991 for NedCar and held numerous management positions within the purchasing organization. During this period he worked with the Volvo Car Corporation and Mitsubishi organizations.

From January 2000 he started as Purchasing manager Interiors at Volvo Car Corporation in Göteborg, Sweden, from 2002 he worked as Purchase Director Powertrain and Raw-materials.

In his previous position Albie van Buel  has been responsible within Ford European Purchasing as Commodity Director for Body Exterior and Interior working with the Ford of Europe, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin brands. He has reported to the Sr.Vice President of Purchasing at Volvo Car Corporation and a matrix responsibility to the Executive Director Purchasing Ford European Operations.

Albie holds a Masters degree in General and Strategic Management and a Bachelor degree in Finance and Marketing is married and father of two girls.


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