Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson has been named 2018 World Car Person of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show earlier today.

The award comes from the World Car of the Year jury. The jury is made up of more than 80 prominent automotive journalists from around the world.

“I see this award as acknowledgement of the efforts made by the entire Volvo Cars organisation in recent years,” said Samuelsson.

In the last year, Volvo Cars has achieved record profits and sales. The company hit 571,577 sales last year and expects to sell 600,000 vehicles worldwide this year. Under Samuelsson's direction, Volvo has expanded with new platforms and new models, with seven new vehicles introduced in the last three years.

Under Samuelsson's tenure, Volvo also announced that every new vehicle launched will have an electric motor starting next year. The company also launched Polestar as a stand-alone electrified brand.

This adds to Samuelsson and Volvo's trophy cabinet. The executive recently won the 2017 Golden Steering Wheel from German publisher Springer as well as being named 2018 Disruptor of the Year in the 2018 Roadshow by CNET awards. Volvo vehicles have also recently won 2018 European Car of the Year, Best Medium Crossover in the UK, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, and Japan Car of the Year.