Currently president for the European Division of Volvo Trucks, Mellquist began her career at the Volvo Group in 1988 and has held many senior positions in the company. She was CEO at TransAtlantic AB between 2012-2015. Mellquist replaces Björn Ingemanson, who after a long and successful career at the Volvo Group will retire in September 2020. Born in 1964, Mellquist will join Volvo Penta on 1 July and work alongside Ingemanson before taking up her new position on 1 September.
"I feel extremely inspired to continue to develop this part of the Volvo Group together with the team at Volvo Penta," says Mellquist. "With the strong product portfolio Volvo Penta has in both the industrial and marine segments, I am taking on this task with great expectations and eagerness."
"After more than 30 years at the Volvo Group and nearly nine years leading Volvo Penta, I am pleased to be handing over to a strong and dynamic leader like Heléne," concludes Ingemanson. "I am very proud of what the Volvo Penta team has achieved both on land and at sea, and I look forward to seeing what the company delivers over the next few years. This is an exciting time at Volvo Penta, and I am sure Heléne will do a fantastic job."