PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Henrik Green, 46
Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Car Group
TITLE: Chief Technology Officer
BASED: Gothenburg, Sweden
Green started at Volvo in 1996. After fathering Volvo’s successful Drive-E engine line, he was promoted in 2011 to the executive management team at Volvo China, where he served two years as vice president of product strategy. He joined Volvo Cars’ top board in 2016 as head of r&d. This year he was promoted to chief technology officer.
REASON FOR WINNING
Green is a key reason why Volvo has what CEO Hakan Samuelsson calls the strongest vehicle lineup in the company’s 92-year history. Under Green, the XC60 was named 2018 World Car of the Year, the XC40 won the 2018 European Car of the Year award, and Volvo has become a key player in the plug-in hybrid sector. His influence on the future of Volvo will be on display next year when the third-generation XC90 arrives with a wide range of advanced driving features.