Present position: Senior Vice President Purchasing, Volvo Car Corporation, as from 1 March 2006
Born: 12 December, 1959
2002-2005 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.)
2004 October - 2006February 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, LandRover 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.