Chief Executive Officer of TRATON SE and Chief Executive Officer Scania
Christian Levin was born in 1967. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business & Administration and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In 1994, Christian Levin started his career as a management trainee with Scania CV AB. He held a number of management positions at Scania, including Director of Product Marketing as well as Managing Director of Italscania. In 2010, Christian Levin was named Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Operations of Scania CV AB. From 2016 to 2019, Christian Levin was Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing at Scania CV AB. He has been a member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE since 2019. Until April 2021, he was responsible for Research & Development as well as for Procurement (Chief Operating Officer). He is Chief Executive Officer of Scania CV AB since May 2021 and Chief Executive Officer of TRATON SE since October 2021.
Dr. Michael Jackstein
Member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, responsible for Finance and Business Development as well as Human Resources
Dr. Michael Jackstein was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1977. After earning his degree in business administration, he has worked as a research assistant and head of tutoring programs at the University of Göttingen. Once he had earned his doctorate at the Institute for Production and Investment Research in Business Administration (corporate planning department) in Göttingen at the end of 2008, he joined the controlling department of Volkswagen AG, where he also took on a management position later on. In mid-2012, he became assistant to the Board of Management for Group Finance and Controlling at Volkswagen. Beginning in October 2015, Dr. Jackstein was the head of the office of the chairperson of the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board. Since April 2023, he has been a member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, responsible for Finance and Business Development as well as Human Resources.
Catharina Modahl Nilsson
Member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, responsible for TRATON Group Product Management
Catharina Modahl Nilsson was born in 1963. She holds a Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1987, Modahl Nilsson started her career as a trainee with Saab-Scania. She held a number of management positions at Scania CV AB, including Project Director/Head of Project Management Office and Engineering Director Cab Development. In 2016, Modahl Nilsson was named Head of Chassis, Cab, Complete Vehicle, and Bus in the TRATON GROUP. From 2019 to 2021, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Permobil Group. In January 2022, Modahl Nilsson took over as Head of Group Product Management in the TRATON GROUP. Since April 2023, she has been a member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, responsible for TRATON Group Product Management.
Member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, Chief Executive Officer and President of Navistar International Corporation
Mathias Carlbaum was born in 1972. He holds a Master of Business Administration, and joined Scania as a management trainee in 1997. Carlbaum has extensive experience in international sales and marketing. Since 2001, he has held a number of management positions in Scania’s market organization including Managing Director of Scania Ibérica and Managing Director of Scania do Brasil. In 2016, Mathias Carlbaum was named Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Operation of Scania CV AB. Since April 2021, he was leading the post-merger management of Navistar on behalf of TRATON GROUP. He became Chief Executive Officer of Navistar International Corporation in September 2021, and became a member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE in October 2021.
Antonio Roberto Cortes
Member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, Chief Executive Officer Volkswagen Truck & Bus
Antonio Roberto Cortes was born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1955.
Cortes studied business and finance, and began his career in the auto industry in 1979. He cofounded Autolatina, a joint venture between Ford and Volkswagen in Brazil and Argentina. Cortes headed up the Business Strategy unit at Ford in Detroit (USA) from 1989 to 1990. After the dissolution of Autolatina in 1994, he took over the position of Corporate Controller for South America at Volkswagen. In 1998, he led the transition of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus to an independent business unit and took charge of the South American business in 2000. Two years later, Cortes was named Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Antonio Roberto Cortes has been CEO of MAN Latin America Ltda. since 2009. He is also a member of the Executive Board at TRATON SE.
Member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE, Chief Executive Officer MAN
Alexander Vlaskamp was born in 1971. He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Engineering before he joined Scania in 1997 as Manager Pre-Sales at Scania Deutschland GmbH. Between 2002 and 2007 Alexander Vlaskamp was Director After-Sales Germany-Austria at the same company. After working as Managing Director at Scania Polska S.A. from 2008 until 2012 he returned to Germany. During 2012 and 2017 Alexander Vlaskamp was Managing Director at Business Unit Germany Austria at Scania Deutschland Österreich. In 2017 he moved to Sweden and took up the position as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing. Since November 2021 Alexander Vlaskamp has taken over the responsibility as Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE. In addition, Alexander Vlaskamp was appointed to the Executive Board of TRATON SE.