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A unicorn among engineers

Scania’s Power Solutions is one of our business areas that supplies engines and services in industries that demand highly reliable and heavy-duty components. Former trainee Amanda Claesson is Key Account Manager for one of our largest customers in this field.

“I am sort of a unicorn, another species among our engineers as I did business studies and work in sales. But I am equally necessary for our company’s success – there is so much more to Scania than engineering”.


What appealed to Amanda in the first place was the many opportunities within a global company. “I stayed because of the company culture, that I think is truly great.”

A not so ordinary work day

An ordinary day for her is actually anything but ordinary. “I work closely with our customers in the Asian region. This means my days will start off with meeting them. And then I am dedicated to solve their here and now issues. It’s a combination of strategic and operational work. I rarely do the same thing twice, so planning my day… well, I really can’t.” The responsibility for the customer is shared with colleagues based in Sweden as well as Asia.

Future leader

Even if she isn’t the typical “tech woman” she enjoys to empower her fellow female colleagues in the industry, and take every chance to be updated on what’s happening in our ecosystem. Amanda feels privileged to meet so many female leaders at work. And in due time, she is set to be one herself. “They are an inspiration, and I know my path is to learn from them and build on my own leadership skills for the future.”