In case you are wondering what a Transformation Director is, we have looked it up… The Americans already have an acronym for it ‘CTO’ (Chief Transformation Officer).
Here’s what McKinsey say about the role:
CTOs should be independent (certainly not associated with the decisions of the past), have experience of similar turbulent corporate environments in their earlier careers, and enjoy support from the board, the CEO, and top management. Their mandate—responsibility for ensuring that the full bottom-line target gets delivered—must be clearly defined at the outset. They should be fully integrated into the executive team (not sidelined to a separate transformation unit), and their compensation must be linked to performance, with a significant bonus for overdelivery. Ideally, they should behave like an extension of the CEO or even the board and as such be able to hold the top managers accountable.McKinsey
Scania’s new Transformation Director is Karima Haji and joins the company’s Executive Team on 1 September 2021 from her current role as IT & Operations Director at Volvo Car Financial Services UK Limited.
Karima’s responsibility will be to lead the transformation and development of Scania’s UK business in line with the company’s vision to drive the shift to more sustainable transport solutions that are better for business, society and the environment. This will influence the way in which Scania develops its dealer network, its property portfolio, its internal processes and other facets of the company’s activities over the coming years.
Commenting on the appointment, Scania (Great Britain) Limited Managing Director, James Armstrong, says, “Karima brings with her a wealth of technical as well as industry sector experience. In addition to her work at Volvo, Karima has implemented several pan-European solutions and business change for major OEM and captive finance clients, including Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. On behalf of the entire Scania UK team, I am delighted to welcome Karima into the Scania family and wish her every success in this new and exciting role.”
Karima Haji said “I am delighted to be joining Scania. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to be a part of a successful and well respected global brand that is truly focused on the future – with sustainability at its heart. I am looking forward to leading this area of the business and working with my new team to help drive the change that will support Scania GB’s sustainable strategy over the coming years.”