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Volvo appoints new CEO

Goals: Volvo plans for half of sales to be EVs by 2025 and to become electric-only by 2030 and will now work toward this goal under former Dyson executive Jim Rowan.

Former Dyson exec Rowan to replace longstanding Volvo boss Samuelsson

10 Jan 2022

VOLVO Cars has appointed former Dyson Group executive Jim Rowan as its new CEO, to succeed Hakan Samuelsson.

 

Mr Rowan was Dyson's CEO between 2017 and 2020 when the British tech company was planning to begin production of an electric vehicle. The idea was later dropped.

 

Before working at Dyson, Mr Rowan was COO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

 

The 56-year-old Scottish executive will succeed Mr Samuelsson, 70, on March 21, Volvo said in a statement.

 

 

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