“I am honoured to lead ACEA’s commercial vehicle activities this year, when our top priority remains the further reduction of CO2 emissions,” states Lundstedt.
“Our industry will continue to take its responsibility [seriously] for reducing CO2 emissions from new vehicles,” he continues.
“At the same time, we will go on working with all relevant stakeholders in the transport sector to identify all aspects affecting CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.”
Born 1967, Lundstedt holds a master of science in industrial management and technology degree.
He began his career in 1992, joining Scania as a trainee. He rose through managerial positions within Scania’s engine production and development departments and in 2001 he became managing director of Scania Production in Angers, France.
In 2005 he was appointed head of product marketing and member of the executive team, before being made senior vice president and head of trucks in 2006 and then head of franchise and factory sales in 2007.
Lundstedt was the president and CEO of Scania from 2012 to 2015 before joining Volvo on 22 October 2015 as president of AB Volvo and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group.
He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and co-chairman of the UN Secretary-General’s high-level advisory group on sustainable transport.
Lundstedt takes over the role from Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania Trucks.
He is due to speak on the subject of reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty trucks at the next ACEA event, entitled ‘Reducing CO2 from road transport together’, on 16 February 2016 in Brussels.