Volvo Group Southern Africa welcomes new Vice President

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Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Waldemar André Christensen as the company’s new Vice President and Managing Director, with effect 1 February 2022. He is replacing Marcus Hörberg, who will be joining the Volvo Trucks team in France.
Volvo Group Southern Africa Vice President Waldemar Christensen
Volvo Group Southern Africa Vice President Waldemar Christensen

Christensen started his Volvo career in 2011 in his native Norway. He has vast experience in commercial product management, government, and fleet sales, as well as dealer and retail operations. Waldemar André Christensen was also the MD of Volvo Trucks in Norway from 2016 to 2019.

Most recently, he was head of Truck Sales Operations for the Volvo European regional value chain, located at Volvo headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Christenson has an MBA, and his qualifications are centred around business, administration, law, and entrepreneurship.

“I am so excited to be given this opportunity and look forward to supporting our South African customers in building sustainable businesses for the future,” said Christensen.

“The Volvo Group Southern Africa team has extensive experience in the local transport environment, and I greatly value their insights and knowledge, especially now as the global logistics industry are facing some challenging business conditions. We look forward to taking Volvo Trucks to new heights, all to the benefit of our customers, our staff and society at large.”

Volvo Group Southern Africa’s head office is in Jet Park, Gauteng, and has a Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Local operations include brands like Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, Volvo Bus and Volvo Financial Service. It currently employs 1 000 staff around the country.

For further information, please contact:
Valentia Hobbs
Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs
Tel: +27 11 842 5000


Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,200 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries across the globe. In 2021 approximately 123,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.