The Board of Directors of Scania has appointed Christian Levin as new CEO and President of Scania from May 1.
Christian Levin is currently a member of the Executive Board of Traton SE and chief operating officer of the Traton Group and 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 SE.
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. 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,” says Matthias Gründler, CEO of Traton SE and chairman of the Board of Directors of Scania.
Christian 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 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. 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,” said Levin.
“It was a very difficult decision for me to take, to leave Scania, 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,” said Henriksson.