Former senior Volvo executive appointed as Ricardo plc director

Former senior Volvo executive appointed as Ricardo plc director
03 November 2015

It has been announced today that Malin Persson has been appointed by Ricardo plc as a non-executive director with effect from January 4, 2016.

Malin PerssonMalin Persson was employed by the Volvo Group, between 1995 – 2012, where she held roles including vice president of corporate strategy and business development, president and CEO of the research and innovation company, Volvo Technology, and head of environmental affairs at Volvo Logistics.

Prior to joining Volvo, Malin was responsible for transport and environmental technology development at the Swedish office of Science and Technology in Brussels.  She is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and is owner and CEO of Accuracy AB, a consultancy and engineering company. Malin has a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg.

Commenting on the appointment of Malin Persson, Ricardo CEO Dave Shemmans said: “Malin will bring to the Ricardo plc board a unique mixture of experience in automotive, technology and science.  I am confident that she will make a positive contribution and introduce an additional international dimension.”

Ricardo plc chairman Terry Morgan added: “This is again a demonstration that Ricardo can attract the very best of international talent. I believe Malin Persson will be a very valuable member of the board. The board looks forward to welcoming her and to the guidance that she will bring.”


A full copy of this press release and the RNS notice issued today by Ricardo plc are available from the links at the top right of this page.