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Lex Kerssemakers - Senior Vice President EMEA region

Lex Kerssemakers

Senior Vice President, EMEA region


Lex Kerssemakers is the Senior Vice President of the Americas region and also President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, a position he has held since 2014. Lex has more than 30 years of experience with Volvo Cars, with 16 years in executive and senior management roles. Lex has a fundamental understanding of industry mechanisms, acquired through senior positions in corporate and product strategy, purchasing, sales & marketing, thus capturing both the industrial and commercial systems. He gained insight from both Supplier and Manufacturing side of automotive business. Lex is characterized by global competence and experience, having worked and lived in UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands leading international teams. As part of executive management, he has served under Swedish, American and Chinese ownership consequently aligning shareholder and customer perspectives.


Previous positions:

2011- 2014 Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management

2009 -2010 President, Volvo Car Overseas Corp.

2004 -2009 Senior Vice President, Brand, Business & Product Strategy

2002 -2004 Vice President Global Marketing, Volvo Cars, Göteborg

2000 -2002 Vice President, Product Business Strategy, Volvo Cars, Göteborg

1999 -2000 Regional Offer Manager for Benelux and UK, Volvo Cars Market Area Europe, Brussels, Belgium

1996 -1999 Vice President, Product Marketing, Volvo Cars Central Marketing, Brussels, Belgium




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