Swedish truckmaker Scania has announced that Henrik Henriksson will take over as president and CEO from the beginning of January 2016. He succeeds Per Hallberg, who stepped into the role on an interim basis when Scania’s previous CEO Martin Lundstedt left the company in April to head Volvo Group.


Hallberg was executive vice president, head of production and logistics at Scania. He is now due to take up new responsibilities at the company when Henriksson assumes his role in January. Thomas Karlsson, meanwhile, has taken over Hallberg’s role as executive vice president, head of production and logistics at the truckmaker.

Henriksson joined Scania as a management trainee in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions in the company’s marketing organisation. He was most recently executive vice president and head of sales and marketing, and also sits on the truckmaker’s executive board.

“I look forward to the task of continuing to develop Scania in accordance with the goals and strategies established by the company management and the Board,” said Henriksson. “We will continue to broaden the offering of products and services that drives profitability for our customers and us as well as our efforts to become the leader in sustainable transport.”

Per Hallberg will resign from his operational positions during 2016. He has been employed at Scania since 1977 and joined the executive board in 2001.

“I would like to thank Per Hallberg for taking over the CEO position in April this year on short call, for keeping Scania on its high level of excellence and its employees being motivated during those times of changes,” said Andreas Renschler, chairman of the Scania Board of Directors.

Thomas Karlsson has been with Scania since 1988 when he joined as production manager of chassis assembly. Since then he has held a number of senior production roles before being appointed executive vice president and head of production and logistics this year.