Claes Jacobsson, currently Senior Vice President Financial Services for Scania CV AB and based at the company’s headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden, has been appointed Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited with effect from 1 September 2013. In this position he succeeds Hans-Christer Holgersson, who will continue with board assignments within the Scania group.
A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, Claes Jacobsson joined Scania CV AB in 1999 as Director, Business Development Scania Customer Finance. From there he progressed to Head of Scania Customer Finance before being appointed to his current role in 2003, since when he has also chaired the boards of a number of Scania subsidiary operations around the world.
Commenting upon his forthcoming appointment, Claes Jacobsson says, “I am very much looking forward to moving to the UK to take up the reins at Scania (Great Britain) Limited. The UK has been a key market for Scania for almost half a century and I am looking forward to continuing to build upon the excellent foundations laid by my predecessors. In particular, I would like to thank Hans-Christer Holgersson, with whom I have worked closely for 14 years, and wish him every success for the future within Scania’s board structure.”