Waldemar André Christensen has been appointed vice president and MD of Volvo Group Southern Africa, effective 1 February 2022. He replaces Marcus Hörberg, who has joined Volvo Trucks France.
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. He 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.
Christensen holds 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,” says 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 such as Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, Volvo Bus and Volvo Financial Services. The company employs 1 000 staff around the country.