Promoting dialogue between Europe and its main suppliers
January 2019 | Vienna, Austria
Director Environment and Innovation
Lars Mårtensson is Director Environment and Innovations at Volvo Trucks. His educational background is a University degree in Chemical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy. During his 21 years at Volvo, he has been Environmental Director at Volvo Penta and Volvo Group HQ.
In his present position at Volvo Trucks, he is responsible for environment and innovation strategies. Volvo Trucks has during this time period presented the first CO2-neutral automotive production plant in the world, 7 trucks adapted for seven different renewable fuel alternatives and the first hybrid refuse truck in the world as well as innovations like Volvo Dual Clutch and Volvo Dynamic Steering.
He was during seven years the chairman of the Swedish network Climate Neutral Freight Transports with members such as the Swedish Transport Authority, Chalmers University of Technology and some of the largest companies in Sweden. The network initiated several demonstrators that later resulted in commercial solutions.
He is now the chairman of Swedish Life Cycle Center, which is a Center of excellence for the advance of applied life cycle thinking in industry and other parts of society. The Center is a joint collaboration platform for universities, industries, research institutes and government agencies.