Olof Persson will replace Gerrit Marx as Iveco Group CEO. The latter will leave the Group to take up his appointment as the CEO of CNH Industrial. Persson, who is currently an Iveco Group Board Independent Director, will step in to the role of CEO, having been closely involved in the development of the Group’s plans as presented at the recent Capital Markets Day, where Iveco Group presented a new Strategic Plan and announces €600M investment in bus business (including a new e-born architecture). In March 2023 Marx heavily criticized Euro 7 standards calling them “simply stupid“.

Iveco Group: Olof Persson to be the new CEO

During his career Mr. Persson has held various positions at ABB and was appointed Division President at Bombardier Transportation in 2004. In 2006, he joined Volvo Group as President of Volvo Aero and subsequently President of Volvo Construction Equipment in 2008.

In 2011 he became President and CEO of the AB Volvo Group. In 2016 Mr. Persson was appointed Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company. In 2022 he joined the Board of Iveco Group as an Independent Director when the Group listed on Euronext Milan.

“As a Board member I have been greatly impressed by the entire Iveco Group team as they have opened the company to the opportunities of the digital era and the transition to alternative propulsion technologies. I couldn’t be more delighted to have this opportunity to step in to the CEO role, ensuring that we maintain our laser focus on serving all our stakeholders and applying the very best of our many and growing capabilities”, commented Olof Persson.

“Olof is not only a valued member of our Board but has been a close mentor to me and the senior Iveco Group team. His extensive executive leadership experience, deep industry knowledge and understanding of our Group will ensure continued strong momentum for the plans we recently presented. I’m deeply proud of the achievements of my Iveco Group colleagues during these important and exciting years since our listing and have no doubt that under Olof’s leadership our great company will continue to go from strength to strength”, added Gerrit Marx, who had been appointed CEO of Iveco Group back in 2021.

“On behalf of everyone at Iveco Group I’d like to thank Gerrit for his energetic and successful leadership over the past two and half years and wish him every success in his new role. We are fortunate indeed that Olof, with his wealth of relevant industry experience, will step in as CEO and provide a guarantee of continuity in execution of the plans we presented in March”, stated Suzanne Heywood, Chair of Iveco Group.

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