After three years as Managing Director and three years as Sales Director, Volvo Car UK has announced that Jon Wakefield will move to Sweden on 1st June 2019.
Wakefield is promoted to the role of Managing Director, Volvo Sweden, and will work closely with the newly appointed Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations, Bjorn Anwall, in the integration and management of Volvo across the EMEA region.
The new Managing Director of Volvo Car UK will be Kristian Elvefors, a veteran of 16 years at Volvo in Sweden. Elvefors has led the brand’s Swedish operations since 2015 and will bring huge Volvo experience to the UK market.
Commenting on his imminent move, Wakefield said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Volvo Car UK, where we’ve achieved so much in recent years. We’ve moved the business forward considerably for all Volvo partners, and I’m hugely grateful for the combined efforts of the great team here at Volvo Car UK, the strong retailer network and our suppliers in making these results happen.
“However, the chance to lead Volvo in its domestic market at this stage of our transition and shape the future of EMEA is a great one. It’s a huge opportunity that I couldn’t refuse, and I’m looking forward to it with relish.”