During the last four years Mr Knaben has been responsible for Volvo Group Australia working with the Volvo, Mack, UD and Renault truck brands.
Mr Knaben relocated with his family to Brisbane, from Denmark, in 2009 to take the position after working as Managing Director of Volvo Truck Centre, Denmark.
He will be taking over from Ulf Magnusson, who is moving to Gothenburg to become Senior Vice President Volvo Buses, Business Region Europe.
He will take up his new position in the UK on October 1, based at Volvo Group UK’s headquarters in Warwick.
Before his Volvo career he worked for several years as a mechanic and as a truck driver.