Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Henrik Green - Strategist and coffee connoisseur

Henrik is Vice president for Product & Quality since December 2016 but has a long history at Volvo Cars in severely different positions since more than 20 years. Henrik is eager to communicate with all his co-workers and write a letter every week in a lot of interesting subjects. We discuss the latest announcement that all new Volvo Cars will be electrified in 2019, how we as a company can work in the same direction in order to take on all new challenges and what new business models can mean if the cars are shared instead of personal owned in a near future. We also talk about our company culture and what coffee you should enjoy during your holiday to get the best experience. Please welcome to the conversation.

Direct download: Henrik_Green_2017_utg_2.m4a
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Lex Kerssemakers – stay razor sharp

Lex is Senior Vice president for Volvo Cars in the Americas since 2015 and he has lead the organization during a crucial transformation and manged to start the turn around of our US-market. Last year we increased the sales with nearly 20% and the question for 2017 is if can keep the pace and the increasing trend. We discuss obstacles and opportunities on this challenging market and what the US premium customers search for when the look for a new car. How important is electrification and is the US-customer ready for car sharing?

He urges us all to stay razor sharp in a competitive business where there no time to lean back if you want to stay in the business. Welcome to the conversation!

Direct download: Lex_Kerssemakers_2017.m4a
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