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Haldex says CEO, Helene Svahn, will hand over the CEO position to Jean-Luc Desire from 1 July, 2021 at the latest. 

Desire is currently with Tenneco Automotive in Belgium and will relocate to Sweden when he assumes his new role.

Svahn has led Haldex through cost saving programmes and efficiency improvement initiatives since June, 2019.

“The board would like to thank Helene for her hard and dedicated work during the past years, in both her roles as board member and CEO,” said chairman, Stefan Charette.

“The company has developed new products under Helene’s leadership and she has also managed to lead Haldex through rough times, for both the industry and the company, not the least due to the covid-19 pandemic.”

“Haldex is now in a new phase with the next generation products and with a lower cost base. The board has therefore, in agreement with Helene, decided Haldex needs a CEO with a different industrial profile moving forward.”

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Desire currently holds the position of VP and GM Ride and Performance EMEA, at Tenneco Automotive Belgium.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and will be based at the head office in Landskrona.