Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Marcus Hörberg as the company’s new vice-president to lead its local operations, with effect from July 1.
Hörberg boasts 20 years of experience in customer finance, business development, strategy and country management for the Volvo Group in emerging markets.
For more than a decade, Hörberg has been MD and country manager for Volvo Group companies in the Balkans, Morocco and Peru. More recently, for the past five years he was the vice-president of Volvo Peru and Region North.
He started his career in Volvo Financial Services and worked for ten years in various positions, while building the Volvo Group´s customer finance business in Eastern Europe.
During this time, Hörberg also gradually expanded his competencies from financial and hands-on risk analysis, to strategy and cross-cultural management with a focus on customer relationship management and target-driven teamwork.
“Frequently travelling to, and living in, these markets gave me a deep insight into how small and large corporations fail and succeed in new-market economies,” says Hörberg.
“I am passionately driven to create win-win situations for our customers and the societies in which we are operating. I am a strong believer that value-driven organisations, with a culture of social responsibility, can contribute to our customers´ success, and at the same time drive prosperity in these markets,” he concludes.