Scania CV AB has appointed Marie Sjödin Enström as the new Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia. replacing James Armstrong who concludes his five-year tenure and now heads to Prague, Czech Republic, to take on a new role as Managing Director of Scania Central European Region.
A Swede, Enström’s career with Scania began in 1984, and her roles have included stints as Chief Financial Officer at Scania Australia where she was also deputy to the Managing Director. Her most recent posting was Managing Director of Scania Assistance at Scania CV AB, Sweden where she was was responsible for eight centres in Europe and Latin America.
“I am looking forward to lead Scania Southeast Asia into maintaining its leading position in the truck and bus market of this robust and developing region. I am positive that with the well-proven Scania total solutions business model, we will continue to optimise our products and services for our customers’ best profitability,” she said.
The Scania Southeast Asia team covers wholly-owned markets of Malaysia and Singapore; and also presides over independent dealers and distributors in the Export markets like Myanmar, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Enström’s arrival at Scania Southeast Asia comes after recent launches of the new and improved Scania Assistance Malaysia and Singapore number and system, Scania Fleet Management system, as well as the “First Class” Scania Marcopolo complete coach and the “Fit for Tough Work” Scania Construction Truck range.
Soon to come will be the expansion of work bays at the Scania service centre in Port Klang, Malaysia. There will also be a new service centre in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia and Benoi in Singapore; all to improve the Services network coverage and support our customers’ operations throughout the country and region.
Scania’s commitment to elevating the status of drivers in Malaysia and Singapore in the area of safe and fuel-efficient driving will continue at the bi-annual Scania Driver Competition later this year.
“Our customers in this country and region are becoming more interested in total operating economy. Our customers’ customers are becoming more demanding for the best safety, comfort and reliability. I am confident that Scania together with our customers will continue to grow a sustainable business with sustainable solutions,” said Enström.
Picture: Official Scania release.