Posted on December 13, 2019 by staff

Volvo Group appoints first chief digital officer


Volvo Group has appointed Scott Rafkin as chief digital officer.

Rafkin, who has served as president of Volvo Financial Services since 2014, has been appointed to the new position of executive vice president and chief digital officer at the Volvo Group.

The move will be effective from the start of 2020 and see him join the executive board and report to Volvo Group president and CEO Martin Lundstedt.

Rafkin joined the Volvo Group in 2001 and has since held several managerial positions within Volvo Financial Services, including that of chief financial officer.

He will now lead the group’s IT organisation with CIO Olle Högblom now focusing on strategic projects.

“Scott Rafkin has a strong track record as a leader. As the group’s first chief digital officer he will drive our continued digital transformation, a key area with regards to both new business models and technologies, as well as our internal capabilities,” said Lundstedt.

“I would like to thank Olle Högblom for his leadership of the IT organisation during a period of major change and high activity level in the business.”

Gary McCartney will serve as acting president at Volvo Financial Services while the recruitment process for Rafkin’s successor is carried out.