The board of directors of Scania has appointed Henrik Henriksson as the new president and CEO of Scania. He will take up his position on 1 January 2016 and succeeds Per Hallberg. Henriksson will from the same date become a member of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Management Board (Truck Board).

"Henrik Henriksson is a capable and experienced person, with great entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership. He has the right profile to lead and develop the company in the long-term", said Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus and chairman of Scania.

Henriksson has been a member of Scania's executive board since 2012 and is currently executive vice president and head of sales and marketing. He joined Scania as a management trainee in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions in the company's marketing organisation.

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

"My colleagues from the Truck Board and I 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," added Renschler.