Musical chairs at the top of Scania

The ramifications which have followed the swift departure of its CEO to take up the post of CEO at Volvo continue to play out for Scania. Martin Lundstedt left his role as Scania CEO in the days before a major restructure of the truck making businesses owned by the Volkswagen group, Scania, MAN and VW trucks in South America.

Andreas Renschler
Andreas Renschler, newly appointed Chairman of the Scania Board

The latest changes see the man who has been tasked, by the board of VW, with the job on integrating its diverse truck building portfolio, Andreas Renschler, take over as chairman of the Scania board. He has long experience in the truck world, having served as the global boss at Daimler Trucks for many years, before jumping ship to come across to German rival VW.

Per Hallberg, new Scania CEO and President

The latest changes see Per Hallberg take up the position of President and CEO at Scania. His name was announced around the time of Lundstedt’s departure as acting President and CEO. However, the 38 year Scania veteran, previously the Executive Vice President, Head of Production and Logistics, has officially started working in the role, following the latest board meeting.

A number of other changes see three members of the board retain their places at the same time as two new ordinary members, two new employee representatives and two new representatives from within the VW structure move onto the board. These changes come on top of the appointment of Renschler to the chairman’s position.