Olof Persson (businessman)
Olof Erland Persson, born June 22, 1964, President of AB Volvo and CEO of the Volvo Group since September 1, 2011. Member of the Volvo Board since September 1, 2011. Member of the Volvo Group Executive Team since 2006.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Karlstad University, Sweden.
According to Volvo official site "http://www.volvogroup.com/group/global/en-gb/investors/corporate_governance/ceo_gem/pages/olof_persson.aspx"
- Born 1964
- Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
- Member of Volvo Group Executive Committee since 2006
- Married, three children
- Resides since 2008 in Brussels, Belgium, where Volvo Construction Equipment has its head office
Olof Persson began his career at ABB and, among other assignments, held a number of executive positions at AdTranz and Bombardier.
2004–2006 President, Mainline and Metros Division, at the Canadian company Bombardier.
2006–2008 President and CEO of Volvo Aero
2008–2011 President and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment in Brussels.
2011- President and CEO of Volvo Group (AB Volvo).
He has been member of Volvo Group Executive Team of AB Volvo since 2006
The Volvo Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of commercial vehicles with products such as trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, and aircraft engine components. The Volvo Group also offers its customers financial services. Today the Group has customers in more than 180 countries worldwide, mainly in Europe, Asia and North America. The Group has about 115,000 employees and production facilities in 19 countries.