Heléne Mellquist has been appointed as President Volvo Penta and new member of Volvo Group Management. She will replace Björn Ingemanson, who after a long and successful career will retire.
Mellquist, born in 1964, currently holds the position as President for the European Division at Volvo Trucks. Her career at the Volvo Group began in 1988 and she has held many senior positions at the company. She has also held the position as CEO at TransAtlantic 2012-2015.
Mellquist will join Volvo Penta on July 1, 2020 and take up her new position on September 1, 2020.
“I feel extremely inspired to continue to develop this part of the Volvo Group together with the team at Volvo Penta,” says Mellquist. “With the strong product portfolio Volvo Penta has in both the industrial and marine segments, I am taking on this task with great expectations and eagerness.”
“After more than 30 years at the Volvo Group and nearly 9 years leading Volvo Penta, I am pleased to be handing over to a strong and dynamic leader like Heléne,” says Ingemanson. “I am very proud of what the Volvo Penta team has achieved both on land and at sea, and I look forward to seeing what the company delivers over the next few years. This is an exciting time at Volvo Penta, and I am sure Heléne will do a fantastic job.”