Volta Trucks announces appointment of new CEO and Executive Chairman

by SpeedLux
Volta Zero electric truck

Volta Trucks, the full-electric commercial automobile manufacturer, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, as it plans to move ahead with the next stage of its corporate structure.

Essa Al-Saleh has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks AB and Volta Trucks as of April 12. He is on the good list of the company as he has served as its very active Chairman of the Board of Directors since September 2020. Essa joined Volta Trucks from Agility Logistics where he worked 13 years as President and CEO. During that time, Agility grew from a one-country operation with 300 workers and $150 million in revenue to a company operating in more than 100 countries with 18,000 workers and $4 billion in revenue.

Carl-Magnus Norden, Founder of Volta Trucks, has been appointed as its Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and will be confirmed at the company’s impending AGM with the support of its largest shareholders.

The company’s earlier CEO, Rob Fowler, has stepped down due to personal factors but he remains a shareholder of the company.

Commenting on his appointment, Essa Al-Saleh, said; “I’m very happy to be appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, having been its Chairman of the Board since September. We are at a pivotal moment of a major transformation in the automotive industry. Volta Trucks is at the heart of this transformation, building the first full-electric large commercial vehicles to support the decarbonization of logistics, improving city center environments for all. At Agility Logistics, I had what I thought was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scale a company into a truly global organization. To be able to do it a second time is an exciting privilege, and I look forward to leading the company’s Management Team as we embark on the next stage of the company’s development and growth. I’d like to thank Rob for his pivotal efforts in leading the company during the last 14 months, and launching the Volta Zero, which has positioned Volta Trucks well for the next critical phase.”

Carl-Magnus Norden commented on his appointment: “Volta Trucks continues to grow and scale as we move forwards on our journey, and I am delighted that we have attracted world-class talent to the company to help support our mission, and deliver on our objectives. To have a person of Essa Al-Saleh’s caliber already within the company is a testament to this. As Chairman, he’s brought great benefits to me and the Board, and I am very happy that we can now use his experience and ability as CEO as we continue to build on our exciting plans ahead.”

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