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The Board of Directors of Scania has announced that TRATON COO Christian Levin will be Scania’s new CEO and President from May the 1st.

Christian Levin has been the Chief Operating Officer of the commercial vehicle manufacturer TRATON GROUP since January 2019 and has more than 20 years of experience working at Scania. In addition to his new function at Scania, Levin will remain a member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, announced the company today.

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 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 began his career at Scania in 1994 as a management trainee and has held several managerial positions since then. He 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 & Marketing at Scania before joining TRATON.

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”, – says Christian Levin, COO of the TRATON GROUP and designated President and CEO of Scania.

The chairmen of all three unions at Scania are unequivocally positive that Christian Levin will succeed Henrik Henriksson as CEO.


Photo credit @ Scania

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