The Board of Directors of Scania has appointed Christian Levin as Scania’s new CEO and President, commencing his new role from May 1, 2021.
Levin is currently a member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE and Chief Operating Officer of the TRATON GROUP. He has over 20 years experience working at Scania. In addition to his new role at Scania, Levin will remain member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE.
Levin succeeds Henrik Henriksson, who is leaving Scania after 23 years and more than five years as 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. 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,” said Matthias Gründler, CEO of TRATON SE and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scania.
Levin joined TRATON SE in 2019. He began his career at Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and has held several managerial positions since then. Levin has 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 & 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. 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,” Levin said.