Inka Koljonen (48) has been appointed the Board Member for Finance, IT and Legal Affairs at MAN Truck & Bus SE effective February 1, 2022. She will succeed Christian Schenk who assumed the same position at Skoda Auto. Koljonen worked most recently at the commercial-vehicle components supplier SAF Holland, where she served as the Executive Board member responsible for Accounting & Controlling, Financing & Treasury, IT and Legal Affairs, among other divisions.
"With her broad industrial experience and international profile, Inka Koljonen is a real reinforcement for the MAN Executive Board team and the TRATON GROUP. I am delighted that she is joining us and wish her every success in her new role," said Christian Levin, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE and CEO of TRATON GROUP.
Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus SE, added: “I am looking forward to working with Inka Koljonen. We, the members of the Executive Board team, will jointly spearhead a transformation process that will turn MAN Truck & Bus into a leading provider of smart, sustainable transport solutions. Overall, the company must continue to significantly improve its profitability so that it will be able to make necessary investments in its future. The company’s financial department will play a key role in this transformation.”
Before joining SAF Holland, Inka Koljonen served as Business Unit CFO at Clariant AG and as CFO of Siemens Russia. Earlier, she held management positions at MTU Aero Engines AG, where she set up the Investor Relations department, among other things. Koljonen, a native of Finland, earned a degree in business administration at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. In addition to Finnish, she fluently speaks German and five other languages.