Volvo has reduced the size of its management board for the second time in less than two months. Since mid-March the board has been trimmed to 12 members from 15.
The latest cut came when Volvo decided that its new head of consumer and enterprise digital, Odgard Andersson, won't join the executive management team.
Andersson's predecessor, former Volvo Chief Digital Officer Atif Rafiq, was on the board until April 30. He left the company to become president of commercial and growth at MGM Resorts International.
In March, Volvo said it was restructuring its top executive board to put more emphasis on technological developments and digitalization.
The shakeup gave additional duties to Volvo r&d boss Henrik Green and strategy and retail head Bjorn Annwall.
Green, 46, was put in charge of Volvo’s Product Creation & Quality cluster, which was expanded to include design as well as consumer and enterprise digital, which was previously a board-level job held by Rafiq, 45.
As head of Volvo's Commercial Operations cluster, Annwall, 43, was put in charge of developing Volvo’s core global business with a focus on growth and profitability. He added responsibility for customer service, the Europe, Middle East, Africa region and global marketing and communications. The latter role was previously a board-level position held by David Ibison, who left the company last month to set up his own communications consultancy.
The third board-level post that was eliminated was for design, which was held by Thomas Ingenlath. Unlike Ibison and Rafiq, Ingenlath, 55, remains with the automaker as CEO of subsidiary Polestar and as Volvo Car Group’s chief design officer.