Håkan Samuelsson to serve as Volvo Cars CEO till 2022

By autoX Editorial | on September 11, 2018

Volvo Cars has announced a contract extension of their current CEO up to 2022.

Volvo Cars CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, has extended his contract and will continue as the CEO till 2022. Volvo claims that this extension will provide continuity to the transformation of the brand globally as a diversified mobility service provider.

Samuelsson took on the role as the brand’s CEO in October 2012, and under his reign, Volvo has gone through a drastic transformation and further established itself as an innovative, luxury and premium global brand with their latest generation models. Volvo has been able to develop new platforms, powertrains, safety and infotainment technology in-house. All of this has also led the company to clock in record profits with year-on-year growth to further strengthen the brand.

'I have enjoyed leading this company tremendously so far, and I look forward to continuing the transformation of our company. The industry is changing and so are the expectations of our customers. We need and want to answer those demands,' said Håkan Samuelsson. 'Our course for the coming years is to turn our disruptive ambitions into a concrete reality. Our transformation is not over and in the Volvo story there is a lot more to come.'

By the middle of the next decade, Volvo expects to generate half of its annual sales from fully electric cars, while one-third of all cars are expected to be autonomous. It also aims to offer half of its cars to customers through an innovative subscription-based channel.

Volvo will roll out new plans to market, like their car subscription service called Car by Volvo, its new mobility company called ‘M’ and a new electric performance brand called Polestar. Along with these plans, Volvo will continue to innovate with the Chinese car brand LYNK & CO and autonomous software company Zenuity

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