Håkan Samuelsson

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Håkan Samuelsson
Hakan Samuelsson at COTY 2018, Le Grand-Saconnex (1X7A9430).jpg
Born (1951-03-03) 3 March 1951 (age 68)
Motala, Sweden

Håkan Samuelsson (born 3 March 1951 in Motala, Sweden) is a Swedish businessman who has served as Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO) of Volvo Cars Corporation AB since October 2012. Previously, he served as CEO of MAN SE between January 2005 and November 2009.



Samuelsson began studying at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1972, obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering (M.Sc.M.E.).


In 1977 Samuelsson joined Scania AB, Södertälje, Sweden, in the field of braking systems design. He subsequently held various technical management positions, becoming director of Powertrain in 1988. In 1993 he took over as Technical Director of Scania Latin America and in 1996 was appointed to the Executive Board of Scania AB, with responsibility for development and production.

In July 2000 he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG and also a member of the Executive Board of MAN Aktiengesellschaft, both Munich.

Samuelsson was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN in January 2005, a position he held until resigning on 24 November 2009.[1]


  1. ^ Fuhrmans, Vanessa; Crawford, David (24 November 2009). "MAN SE CEO Samuelsson Resigns". The Wall Street Journal Europe. Retrieved 24 November 2009.