This week has seen changes at the top for another truck maker, as a new Scania boss is unveiled, with Christian Levin being announced as the new CEO of the Swedish truck manufacturer. The Scania Board has appointed Levin to the role from May 1, 2021.
Christian Levin is currently a member of the Executive Board of Traton and COO of the Traton Group. He has more than 20 years of experience working at Scania. In addition to his new function at Scania, Levin will remain member of the Executive Board of Traton.
Levin succeeds Henrik Henriksson, who is leaving Scania after 23 years and more than five years as the CEO, to join H2 Green Steel, a new venture that aims to start production of fossil-free steel by 2024. Henriksson will remain at Scania until Levin takes up the CEO position.
“We regret that Henrik Henriksson is leaving Scania and the Traton family, but we are also proud that he will take on such a great new challenge, a perfect match for his unique expertise as a sustainability leader,” said Matthias Gründler, CEO of Traton and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scania.
“Our industry will also benefit greatly from fossil-free steel, and Traton will follow this venture with interest. Fortunately, we could not ask for a better-suited successor than Christian Levin. His experience and knowledge of both the industry and Scania is a perfect fit and will safeguard Scania’s commitment to sustainability and boost its transformation journey.”
Christian Levin joined Traton E in 2019. He began his career at Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and has held several managerial positions since then. Levin has very broad international professional experience and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania before joining Traton.
“It is a very special honour for me to become CEO of Scania, the company that had such a tremendous influence on my life and career,” said Levin. “With the passionate global team at Scania, I will work hard to further drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system. As a strong brand of the Traton GROUP, we will continue Henrik’s successful work and create a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment.”