Scania has announced that Christian Levin will take up a new position as its head of sales and marketing from 1January next year. He has been a member of Scania’s Executive Board since 2010 and has extensive experience from the company’s international market organisation and will take over from Henrik Henriksson who has  been promoted to president and CEO of  the Swedish truck maker from 1 January as well.

“I am looking forward to the task. Our strategy is to deliver solutions – products and services – that drive profitability for our customers and for Scania. Our success is based on a professional sales and service organisation that supplies the right vehicles and the right services for each customer’s unique needs in various segments and applications,” Christian Levin says.

Mr Levin will be responsible for Scania’s sales of trucks and buses, as well as industrial and marine engines and parts. His role also includes main responsibility for the development of services made possible through connected vehicles that improve the efficiency of transport work and increase customer profitability.

“Our connected vehicles together with the market’s broadest range of trucks and buses for alternative fuels are important parts of our strategy to become leader in sustainable transport,” concludes Levin.

Levin, 48, joined Scania in 1994 after obtaining a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and an MBA in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm University. Since 1996, he has held a number of management positions in Scania’s market organisation including Managing Director of Scania’s operations in Switzerland and Italy. In 2010, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations with responsibility for operational activities at Scania’s global sales and service companies.