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News Volvo’s Samuelsson is first 'World Car Person of the Year'

22:36  07 march  2018
22:36  07 march  2018 Source:   autofile.ca

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This is the first time that one manufacturer has collected four major car awards in one year . So it seems only fitting that Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson , who orchestrated this brand reinvention under new Chinese owners Geely Ltd, was crowned World Car Person of the Year at the inaugural.

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Håkan Samuelsson - Volvo Group president and CEO: 2018 World Car 'Person of the Year© Provided by Autofile 2018 World Car 'Person of the Year Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Car Group's president and CEO, was honoured with the inaugural "World Car Person of the Year" award today at the Geneva International Motor Show.

World Car Awards Vice-Chairman, Mike Rutherford presented the award at the annual World Car Awards Geneva press conference, hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show.

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson was also honoured with the inaugural World Car Person of the Year prize, from the World Car Awards organisation. Samuelsson has led Volvo since 2012 and overseen a remarkable turnaround for the company, from a quirky Swedish brand building.

The new Volvo XC60 midsize SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to Volvo ’ s growing list. These two accolades come hot on the heels of Mr Samuelsson ’s World Car Person of the Year recognition, awarded by the same panel of

"World Car is delighted and honoured to announce that Håkan Samuelsson is the inaugural winner of the 2018 World Car Person of the Year award,” said Rutherford.

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“When deciding who should win this first-time award, we weren't concerned about the age, nationality or job title of the man or woman concerned. We simply wanted to identify the most worthy individual in the industry.

Håkan Samuelsson is someone who – against the odds – has successfully integrated his relatively small company into an automotive empire based on another continent. And, as a result of this unlikely but seemingly happy marriage, both sides have emerged considerably stronger.

At the same time, Mr. Samuelsson has maintained his brand's identity and relative independence, as well as thoroughly reviving his product line-up to ensure that it's a super-strong competitor in the premium sector...while still maintaining a presence at the more affordable end of the market.

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Håkan Samuelsson was named the 2018 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car of the Year jury. The award was presented today at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. World Car is independently ranked as the number one global automotive awards programme.

Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson has been named the 2018 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car of the Year jury. During Mr Samuelsson ’ s tenure Volvo Cars made an industry- first announcement in 2017 that every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will have an

In short, he's made Volvo an aspirational brand again.

He's a car guy, of course. But more than that, he's an engine, tech, industrial and restructuring expert. Also, he's managed to reinvigorate his company's public image as a clean, green, lean, safety-oriented technology leader. And as his current balance sheet proves, he knows how to create healthy profits.

Nicknamed the 'The Disrupter' (a label he says he's very proud of!) he's announced a bold electrification strategy that includes a combination of pure-electric and petrol-hybrid vehicles from next year onwards. He enthusiastically promotes the notion that there's no need to buy his cars when you can instead take out a subscription to use them! And, for good measure, he oversees an exciting, just-launched sub-brand (Polestar), too."

The World Car community brings together a large cross-section of experts and professionals from every segment of the automotive industry. At the same press conference, the organization announced the ‘Top Three in the World’ finalists for the annual World Car vehicle awards, which will be presented at the New York International Auto Show on March 28.

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Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson has been honored by World Car Awards with its inaugural World Car Person of the Year award at ongoing Geneva Motor Show.

The new Volvo XC60 midsize SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to Volvo ’ s growing list. " I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off,” said Håkan Samuelsson , president and CEO of Volvo Cars .

World Car Awards partners include the New York International Auto Show, Prime Research, Bridgestone, Autoneum, KPMG and Newspress.

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