Effective 1 May, Eberhard Wedekind, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Volvo CE. He will be based in the Volvo CE HQ office in Brussels, Belgium. He will succeed Scott Hall who as earlier announced will leave Volvo CE to take up the position of President of Volvo Rents in Shippensburg, North America.
Eberhard Wedekind has 16 years experience in a number of senior roles within the company. He was Vice President Marketing & Sales within the Compact Equipment Business Line, Senior Vice President Global Marketing and Senior Vice President Processes and Systems, both at Volvo CE HQ. Since 2005 he has been President of Region Asia, based in Singapore, where he has successfully led the region in a time of tremendous growth, market share gain and increased profitability.
Eberhard holds a Master of Computer Science and a PhD in Business Administration from Universities Bonn/MIT.
Prior to joining Volvo, Eberhard Wedekind held senior roles in Arthur D. Little and the Linde Group in Italy and Germany.
“This is an important and exciting time for Volvo CE as we continue to implement the Fit For the Future strategy. I very much look forward to driving the sales and marketing initiatives that are crucial to the success of this strategy”, says Eberhard Wedekind.
“Eberhard brings a wealth of experience of our business from a variety of roles in Volvo CE. In addition to his wide experience in the sales and marketing area he has also recently led the important growth of our business in Asia. He will be a strong addition to the team”, says recently appointed Volvo CE President Pat Olney.
In his new role Eberhard will be a member of the EMT and will report to Pat Olney.
The search for a replacement for Eberhard has begun and will be announced in short.
In the interim Stanley Huang, CFO Region Asia, will serve as acting Head of Region Asia.