It’s a new year and the Volvo Group Southern Africa has a new man at the helm. His name is Waldemar André Christensen who has replaced Marcus Hörberg as the company’s new Vice President and Managing Director. Hörberg is joining the Volvo Trucks team in France. The appointment came into effect on February 1st.
Christensen started his Volvo career in 2011 in his native Norway. He has vast experience in commercial product management, government and fleet sales as well as dealer and retail operations. He was also the MD of Volvo Trucks in Norway from 2016 to 2019. Most recently, he was head of truck sales operations for the Volvo European regional value chain, located at Volvo headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Christensen has an MBA, and his qualifications are centred around business, administration, law, and entrepreneurship.
“I’m so excited to be given this opportunity and look forward to supporting our South African customers in building sustainable businesses for the future,” says Christensen.
“The Volvo Group Southern Africa team has extensive experience in the local transport environment, and I greatly value their insights and knowledge, especially now as the global logistics industry is facing some challenging business conditions. We look forward to taking Volvo Trucks to new heights, all to the benefit of our customers, our staff and society at large.”
FleetWatch extends a warm welcome to Waldemar André Christensen and we wish you all the best of luck and success on your path forward. Nou gaan jy braai.