Alain Visser, 49 will be the new Vice President Sales Operations at Volvo Cars, a position he will occupy from 3rd September 2012. As previous Vice President – Sales and Marketing at Opel and Vauxhall in Germany, Visser has both extensive experience and great leadership qualities needed for his current job responsibility.He has also Sales and Marketing leadership positions with Ford of Europe.
He looks forward to assuming office at a time when the company is on the road to more challenging changes and has extensive expansion plans in the near future. Visser was born in Belgium and possesses a Masters degree from University of Antwerp, Belgium and an MBA from Duke University, North Carolina.
Visser has worked in various senior positions at Ford in Europe in 1987. Later in 2004 he joined General Motors. Once he assumes office at Volvo Car Corporation, Alain Visser will be in charge of global sales operations and will directly report to Doug Speck, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
News release: Volvo Car Corporation appoints Alain Visser as Vice President Sales Operations
Volvo Car Corporation appoints Alain Visser to the new position of Vice President Sales Operations within Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
Alain Visser, 49, comes from a position as Vice President Sales, Marketing and After sales for Opel and Vauxhall, based in Germany. His previous experiences include a broad variety of leadership positions in Sales and Marketing positions within Ford of Europe and General Motors.
“I really look forward to join Volvo Car Corporation. The company is in a challenging stage of transformation and expansion and has an exciting strategy ahead,” says Alain Visser.
Alain Visser was born in Belgium and has a Masters degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium as well as an MBA from Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
He started his career at Ford of Belgium in 1987 and has since worked at various senior positions within Ford of Europe. In 2004 he joined General Motors.
In his new position at Volvo Car Corporation, Alain Visser will manage Volvo’s global sales operational business. He will report to Doug Speck, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service and be a member of the MS&CS management team.
“With his solid experience within sales and marketing, Alain Visser will greatly contribute to Volvo Car Corporation’s long term growth ambitions,” says Doug Speck.
Alain Visser will start his new assignment at Volvo Car Corporation on September 3, 2012.