Vice President, Purchasing & Manufacturing
Katarina Fjording is a senior Volvo Car executive and an automotive veteran with more than 27 years of global industrial operations experience from Europe, Asia and America.
Katarina’s international experience spans product and tooling development, purchasing and manufacturing as well as
being an automotive supplier to European premium brands.
A mechanical engineer, she began her career in Volvo as a design engineer on the Volvo 850 model.
She has held several senior positions within Volvo Car including Director New Model Programs, Executive Director Manufacturing Engineering Asia and most recently Vice President Manufacturing Asia, overseeing the build up of the manufacturing operations in China.
Katarina’s current assignment entails establishing an industrial foot print in the Americas and the build up of Volvo Car’s first US production facility.
Katarina has previously lived six years in the US while working for Ford Motor Company in Detroit and Chicago. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, currently residing in Charleston, South Carolina, Katarina enjoys the outdoors, including sail racing and hunting.
Katarina Fjording is a Board Member of Sunfleet Car sharing since 2011.