An announcement of structural changes at the top, which are effective as of October 1, confirms Scania to become the lead brand in the global Traton Group. As a result of the changes, Christian Levin takes on a changed role which merges his current role as President and CEO of Scania with the role as President and CEO of Traton.
Traton CEO Matthias Gründler and CFO Christian Schulz are leaving the company forthwith. As well as Christian Levin’s appointment, Annette Danielski, currently Head of Corporate Finance at Traton, will become the new CFO.
“I am honoured to take on the role as CEO of the Traton Group while continuing on as CEO of Scania,” said Christian Levin. “Looking ahead, focus will be on transforming business into new technology areas and geographies, whilst leveraging further synergies through modularisation and scalability.
“The evolution of the Traton Group continues and builds on the Traton strategy which the current management team established and which is now pushed into a different gear. The strategy includes a stronger focus on sustainability not the least through e-mobility, digitalisation and connectivity; continued integration of Navistar and growth in the North American market, as well as continued investments in China over the next few years. This change will comprise of several steps over time and by the end of the year a fuller plan will be presented.”
Flowing the decision for Scania to become the lead brand in the global Traton Group, the company says the strength, competence and business logic in each brand in the group, MAN, Navistar, Scania and Volkswagen Caminões e Ônibus, will continue to be leveraged.
“I see Christian Levin as a strong leader to execute on the next chapter for the group,” said Hans Dieter Pötsch, Chairman of the Traton Supervisory Board. “He has my full support to lead the journey towards stronger profitability and growth. Christian Levin and Annette Danielski will consequently implement the jointly developed new Traton strategy.”