Scania appoints new Managing Director for Scania Finance Asia
11 November 2019, KUALA LUMPUR – Scania has appointed Steve Wager as the Managing Director of Scania Finance Asia effective 1 November 2019. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Steve is a British national and a chartered certified accountant since 1985. He brings with him over 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Managing Director of Scania China since August 2016 where he increased Scania’s sales volume fivefold and increased the recognition of the Scania brand in the huge China market. Steve was also responsible for doubling the market share in South Africa and placing Scania second in the market when he was the Managing Director of Scania South Africa from 2012 to 2016.
“I am looking forward to be part of Scania’s total solutions approach in the region and especially in Malaysia. Our customers continue to appreciate the wide range of solutions under-one-roof that we can provide. They also continue to appreciate Financial Services as a product that helps them achieve more profitability,” said Steve.
Steve succeeds Matthew Lawrence, who has ended his 5-year tenure will move on to his new role as Scania Finance China’s Managing Director effective 1 November 2019.