Carl Slotte is Senior Vice President of Sales Europe and a member of the Executive Management Team.
Reporting to Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE, Carl has held the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) of Sales Region Europe since January 2020. He is responsible for meeting the diverse needs of customers in the strategically important Europe region and strengthening Volvo CE’s market position.
Carl was born and raised in Åbo (Turku) in southwest Finland. He attended Åbo Akademi, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He then briefly worked for an accountancy firm before joining the Volvo Group in 1995. Prior to becoming SVP of Sales Region Europe, Carl held a number of leadership positions at Volvo CE. Most recently, he was President of Sales Region EMEA – a role he had held since October 2016. Before that, Carl was SVP Global Key Accounts and VP of Sales Region EMEA Hub North. Carl has also been Managing Director of Volvo CE Russia (Volvo Vostok ZAO) and Managing Director of Volvo CE Finland OY.
“Throughout my career to date, I would say I’m most proud of being able to lead organizations through change,” he says. “This has occurred several times; the most challenging and professionally rewarding being when, as a young dealer MD, I successfully led a dealership through three ownership changes in four years. Another highlight is when my team and I successfully steered Volvo CE Russia through the economic crisis in 2009, when the market plummeted by 92%.” In his free time, Carl likes to spend time with his family and friends. His hobbies include boating, playing golf and hunting.