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Betsy Atkins has been appointed new member of the Board of Directors of Volvo Car AB (Volvo Cars) as of January 1, 2016. Ms. Atkins joins the board from Silicon Valley where she has been a leading entrepreneur building global technology companies in Internet Infrastructure, Big Data Analytics, Mobile Enablement, and Ecommerce.

Betsy Atkins has been CEO of multiple technology companies and brings deep knowledge on Cloud and Analytics Software and Entrepreneurial Innovation. The appointment of Ms. Atkins further strengthens Volvo Cars’ leading position in connected cars, autonomous drive and electric vehicles. Betsy Atkins started her business career as an entrepreneur co-founding several successful high tech and consumer companies including Ascend Communications.

“I am delighted to welcome Ms Atkins to the company’s Board of Directors,” says Li Shufu, Chairman of the Board at Volvo Cars. “She brings strong global and operational perspectives on growth and transformation highly relevant to the continued success of Volvo Cars.”

As from January 1, 2016 the Board of Volvo Cars consists of the following members elected by the shareholder’s meeting Chairman Li (Chairman), Mikael Olsson (Vice Chairman), Betsy Atkins, Winnie Fok, Carl-Peter Forster, Lone Fönss Schröder, Tom Johnstone, Håkan Samuelsson, Peter Zhang, and Daniel Li.
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