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News Volvo’s Samuelsson is first 'World Car Person of the Year'

22:36  07 march  2018
22:36  07 march  2018 Source:   autofile.ca

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Håkan Samuelsson , president and CEO of the Volvo Car Group, with his 1967 Volvo 1800 S . The organisers of the World Car Awards have announced the winner of the inaugural “ World Car Person of the Year ” award at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson has been named the 2018 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car of the Year jury. During Mr Samuelsson ’ s tenure Volvo Cars made an industry- first announcement in 2017 that every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will have an

Håkan Samuelsson - Volvo Group president and CEO: 2018 World Car 'Person of the Year© Provided by Autofile 2018 World Car 'Person of the Year Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Car Group's president and CEO, was honoured with the inaugural "World Car Person of the Year" award today at the Geneva International Motor Show.

World Car Awards Vice-Chairman, Mike Rutherford presented the award at the annual World Car Awards Geneva press conference, hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show.

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Håkan samuelsson , president and CEO, volvo car group honoured with new ‘ World car person of the year ’ award. Rutherford elaborated, “When deciding who should win this first ‐time award, we weren't concerned about the age, nationality or job title of the

Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson has been named the 2018 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car of the Year jury. During Mr Samuelsson ’ s tenure Volvo Cars made an industry- first announcement in 2017 that every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will have an

"World Car is delighted and honoured to announce that Håkan Samuelsson is the inaugural winner of the 2018 World Car Person of the Year award,” said Rutherford.

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“When deciding who should win this first-time award, we weren't concerned about the age, nationality or job title of the man or woman concerned. We simply wanted to identify the most worthy individual in the industry.

Håkan Samuelsson is someone who – against the odds – has successfully integrated his relatively small company into an automotive empire based on another continent. And, as a result of this unlikely but seemingly happy marriage, both sides have emerged considerably stronger.

At the same time, Mr. Samuelsson has maintained his brand's identity and relative independence, as well as thoroughly reviving his product line-up to ensure that it's a super-strong competitor in the premium sector...while still maintaining a presence at the more affordable end of the market.

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It’ s the first win in the World Car competition for Volvo . World Car of the Year is judged by more than 80 leading automotive journalists from around the world . The latest accolade comes just weeks after Samuelsson ’ s own win as World Car Person of the Year , given out at the Geneva show.

Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson has been named the 2018 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car of the Year jury. During Mr. Samuelsson ’ s tenure Volvo Cars made an industry- first announcement in 2017 that every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will have an

In short, he's made Volvo an aspirational brand again.

He's a car guy, of course. But more than that, he's an engine, tech, industrial and restructuring expert. Also, he's managed to reinvigorate his company's public image as a clean, green, lean, safety-oriented technology leader. And as his current balance sheet proves, he knows how to create healthy profits.

Nicknamed the 'The Disrupter' (a label he says he's very proud of!) he's announced a bold electrification strategy that includes a combination of pure-electric and petrol-hybrid vehicles from next year onwards. He enthusiastically promotes the notion that there's no need to buy his cars when you can instead take out a subscription to use them! And, for good measure, he oversees an exciting, just-launched sub-brand (Polestar), too."

The World Car community brings together a large cross-section of experts and professionals from every segment of the automotive industry. At the same press conference, the organization announced the ‘Top Three in the World’ finalists for the annual World Car vehicle awards, which will be presented at the New York International Auto Show on March 28.

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The award comes from the World Car of the Year jury. The jury is made up of more than 80 prominent automotive journalists from around the world . “ I see this award as acknowledgement of the efforts made by the entire Volvo Cars organisation in recent years ,” said Samuelsson .

During Mr Samuelsson ’ s tenure Volvo Cars made an industry- first announcement in 2017 that every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will have an electric motor. Mr Samuelsson ’ s 2018 World Car Person of the Year award adds to other recent recognition for his leadership credentials, including

World Car Awards partners include the New York International Auto Show, Prime Research, Bridgestone, Autoneum, KPMG and Newspress.

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