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Saab has appointed Mikael Adelsberg as chief digital officer and head of the new function Group Digitalisation, the company announced on 10 April 2024.

Saab is adding the new group function responsible for digital development “in order to increase the speed of its digitalisation journey”, the company noted. It is also focused on meeting the increase in demand for Saab’s products due to the current geopolitical climate, as well as addressing the fast pace of technological development taking place currently. The focus of the new role will initially be on software and digitalisation within the production, innovation and development areas.

Adelsberg, who joins Saab from Scania and Traton Group, is appointed as head of group digitalisation and will become a member of Saab’s group management team with the title chief digital officer.

At Traton Group (previously Volkswagen Truck and Bus) Adelsberg was most recently head of Group R&D Electrics and Electronics/Software/Autonomous. Prior to that he held the position of senior vice president for connected, autonomous and embedded systems at Scania. He has also been a board member of Scanitel.

“Driving digitalisation is a priority for Saab, and a necessity in order for us to remain at the forefront of technology and to meet our customers’ requirements,” Saab president and CEO Micael Johansson was quoted as saying in a company press release. “Mikael will contribute with solid knowledge and experience from similar work and will provide strong support to our other functions,” he added.

The change will take effect on 1 October at the latest, Saab stated.

Mikael Adelsberg has been appointed as Saab’s chief digital officer and head of the group function Group Digitalisation: a new position Saab says is designed to “increase the speed of its digitalisation journey”. (Photo: Saab)