Gerry Keaney, current managing director of Volvo Car UK and president of the Benelux sales region, has been appointed Volvo Car Corporation vice president sales.

Keaney joined Volvo in 1990 and has been UK MD since 1996 and regional president since 1999.

He takes up the VP slot on 1 August, overseeing eight sales regions, and the business and volume optimisation unit.