NEW TRANSFORMATION DIRECTOR FOR SCANIA GB
New Transformation Director for Scania GB. Karima Haji appointed Transformation Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
Karima Haji has been appointed Transformation Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. Karima joins the company’s Executive Team on 1 September 2021 from her current role as IT & Operations Director at Volvo Car Financial Services UK Limited.
Karima’s responsibility will be to lead the transformation and development of Scania’s UK business in line with the company’s vision to drive the shift to more sustainable transport solutions that are better for business, society and the environment. This will influence the way in which Scania develops its dealer network, its property portfolio, its internal processes and other facets of the company’s activities over the coming years.
Commenting on the appointment, Scania (Great Britain) Limited Managing Director, James Armstrong, says:
“Karima brings with her a wealth of technical as well as industry sector experience. In addition to her
work at Volvo, Karima has implemented several pan-European solutions and business change for major OEM and captive finance clients, including Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. On behalf of the entire Scania UK team, I am delighted to welcome Karima into the Scania family and wish her every success in this new and exciting role.”
Karima Haji says:
“I am delighted to be joining Scania. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to be a part of a successful and well
respected global brand that is truly focused on the future – with sustainability at its heart. I am looking forward to leading this area of the business and working with my new team to help drive the change that will support Scania GB’s sustainable strategy over the coming years.”
Scania, a part of TRATON SE, is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Operating in more than 100 countries worldwide, Scania delivered 66,900 trucks, 5,200 buses and coaches, and 11,000 industrial and marine engines in 2020. Net sales totalled more than SEK 125 billion, of which over 20 percent were services-related.
In the UK, Scania is a major supplier of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 86-strong network of service centres. In 2020, Scania’s share of the UK heavy truck market was 18.2% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 10.1%
Sustainability is central to Scania’s operations, and driving the shift to more sustainable transport solutions is a key element of the organisation’s global strategy and philosophy today. Scania adheres to Science Based Targets set by sustainability partnership, SBTi, and became the first manufacturer in its sector have its Science Based
In the UK, Scania has embarked upon a major community engagement programme, entitled Scania Community, as part of its sustainability activities. Scania Community involves interacting with a number of national societal and environmental charities. In addition to financial support, Scania Community allows Scania employees to dedicate up to 7.5 hours a year to charitable work, such as volunteering and fundraising activities.