Kristian believes a great culture and willingness to change is key to reaching gender equality. Volvo Car strives to ensure their people are able to be the best versions of themselves regardless of social background or individual characteristics. Volvo Car believes that a strong leadership team is created by having the best people in the right roles.

Julia Muir, Founder of the Automotive 30% Club comments: “As a previous Patron and sponsor of Inspiring Automotive Women Day, Kristian has not only put gender balance and inclusion firmly on the agenda at Volvo Car and has increased the number of women in leadership roles, but has also been instrumental in raising awareness of the challenge across the sector, and has enabled the Automotive 30% Club to inspire young women in schools to consider careers in automotive. Kristian and People & Competence Director Gemma Denes are both valued members of our network of inclusive leaders.”