Following Scania’s global decision to integrate several changes to its commercial operation, which will see a strengthened strategic transformation across the Scania Group’s regional hubs, the company has announced the appointment of Erik Bergvall as the new MD for Southern Africa. Bergvall takes over from Fabio Souza, who will return to Brazil at the end of the year as the MD of that market.
Bergvall has served in numerous senior leadership roles during his 14-year career with Scania. Most recently he was MD, Scania Middle East where he delivered strong growth in both vehicle sales and after sales, while introducing several new sustainable transport solutions to the Gulf region.
Prior to this, Bergvall was regional director, responsible for the Northwest Region at Scania Germany. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Linkoping University of Technology in Sweden.
Bergvall’s focus as MD for Scania Southern Africa will be the on strengthening of Scania’s customer proposition, with particular emphasis on the launch of new innovations designed to increase customer profitability and operating efficiencies.
As southern Africa’s transport industry looks to adapt and embrace the benefits of digitalisation aimed to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and increase service levels, while reducing the impact on the environment, Bergvall is well positioned to support both Scania’s internal team and a strong growth in customer rollout.
Scania Southern Africa’s increased ability to support its customers’ business growth through one-on-one partnerships, unrivalled fuel efficiency and advanced technological innovations are heralding a new era for local transport operators. While driving these changes, Bergvall is looking forward to building on Scania’s reputation as a leader in the local transport industry. Bergvall will take up his position in January 2022.