CEO, Volvo Cars
Following an MSc in mechanical engineering, Håkan Samuelsson started his professional career in Scania in 1977 where he stayed for more than 20 years. Mr. Samuelsson held leading positions within the technical organisation of Scania before he joined the executive board in 1996 where he was responsible for development and production. He brought his vast truck experience from Scania to MAN in 2000, when he became head of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, a subsidiary of MAN AG. When Mr. Samuelsson became CEO of MAN in 2005, he initiated a broad restructuring of the group which resulted in an enhanced and more efficient organization with a more focused product portfolio. Mr. Samuelsson has served in Latin America and in multiple parts of Europe.