Cars

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Klas Bendrik

Born: 1969

Birthplace: Sweden

Achievements:
Successfully led the IT separation from Ford Motor Company and has driven the development and implementation of a business founded and customer oriented IT strategy at Volvo Cars.  Enabled ramp-up in developing Volvo Cars future business capabilities within all major business functions, including thought leadership in IT innovation, connected customers and service orientation. Was appointed Senior Vice President in April, 2015.

Companies worked for:
Assa Abloy, Accenture, Mölnlycke Health Care, Price Waterhouse Coopers and ABB

Professional experience:
2010-2015 Group CIO, Volvo Cars
2007-2010 CIO, Assa Abloy AB
2006-2007 Senior Manager, Accenture
2002-2005 IT Director & CIO, Mölnlycke Health Care
1997-2002 Principal Consultant, PriceWaterHouseCoopers Consulting, Norway
1995-1997 Various, ABB, Sweden & New Zeelandnnheimer Setterlöf

Biography: 
Klas’ professional business career began at ABB and has included both line and management consultant positions in a global business environment. Klas has undertaken business transformation and IT improvement positions where leadership, business acumen and strategy have been key enablers for operational and strategic success. As a part of his professional engagements, Klas has lived in Taiwan, New Zealand and Norway.
Klas joined Volvo Car Group in 2010 as CIO. Since joining, Klas has led the successful IT separation from Ford Motor Company and has driven the development and implementation of a business founded and customer oriented IT strategy. This consequently led business growth in general and specifically in China with relevant IT solutions to support manufacturing, R&D and sales activities. Under Klas’s leadership, the IT strategy has proven to be an organic part of the business agenda that drives and enables innovation, as well as the development of the Service and Digital agenda at Volvo Car Group to support the ambitious growth plans.

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