Levin to succeed Henriksson as Scania CEO

Traton COO to replace incumbent, who joins fossil-free steel venture

Levin to succeed Henriksson as Scania CEO
Christian Levin


A change of Scania’s global leadership sees Henrik Henriksson step down as CEO, with Christian Levin announced as his replacement at the helm.

Henriksson departs on May 1, 2021 after 23 years at Scania 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.

Levin is currently Scania parent Traton’s chief operating officer and has more than 20 years’ experience at Scania.

In addition to his new role, Levin will remain a member of the Traton executive board.

"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," Traton CEO Matthias Gründler says.

"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."

Further background on Levin can be found here

Levin began his career at Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and has held several managerial positions since then.

He 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 and marketing at Scania before joining Traton in 2019.

"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," Levin says.

"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."

Henriksson says it was a difficult decision to leave Scania.

"[It is] a company which I have spent my entire professional career with and that I see as family.

"I have had a fantastic journey at Scania and I feel proud of what we have achieved.

"I also feel confident that Scania is well positioned for the future, with a clear purpose to drive the shift towards sustainable transport."


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