Volvo appoints new senior research VP

Volvo Cars has appointed Henrik Green as senior vice president research and development.

Henrik, currently senior vice president sales and production planning and customer service, has extensive experience in research and development, powertrain development and other advanced areas of engineering such as software and control systems. He was also one of the leading figures behind Volvo Cars’ decision to move to using only four- and three-cylinder engines, a decision that has been matched by other carmakers since.

‘There has never been a more exciting time to work in automotive research and development and there has never been a more exciting time to do so at Volvo. The industry is changing and I intend to make sure that Volvo leads that change,’ said Henrik.

Henrik inherits control of Volvo’s highly-successful 6,500-strong global R&D department, which has overseen a complete transformation of Volvo Cars’ technical operations since the company was acquired by Zhejiang Geely Holding of China in 2010.

Henrik replaces Peter Mertens, who has left Volvo Cars to take up a new position with Audi.