SCANIA APPOINTS ANDERS LISS AS SINGAPORE COUNTRY MANAGER AND REGIONAL MANAGER OF SOUTH MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE
July 2, 2018 – Scania – a world-leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications as well as marine, industrial and power generation engines – today introduced Anders Liss as its Country Manager for Singapore and Regional Manager of South Malaysia and Singapore. He assumed his new role in Singapore on 1 July 2018.
As Country Manager for Scania Singapore, Anders leads the local team of about 80 employees to meet the public and cargo transport needs of the country, specifically for the logistics, transportation, construction and public service sectors. As Regional Manager for Scania South Malaysia and Singapore, he has operational oversight for both markets in the areas of trucks, buses, engines, maintenance, parts, connected services, driver services and contracted services.
Anders first joined Scania in 1995, as a trainee in research and development in Södertälje, Sweden. Since then he has held a wide range of positions in the sales, services and marketing functions as well as international operations. His most recent position was as Vice President of Sales for Scania Engines, since 2012, where he was responsible for achieving record sales for industrial, power generation and marine engines. Prior to that, he was Sales Director for Scania’s City and Suburban Buses.
Internationally, Anders has also garnered experience as Country Manager for Scania Tanzania for three years between 2005 and 2008 and as Area Sales Manager in Dubai for the Scania’s truck business in the Gulf region before that.
“Anders brings a wealth of experience in Scania’s sustainable transport solutions at a crucial time when Singapore is taking climate action very seriously towards ratifying the Paris Agreement,” says Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia. “He will work very closely with customers to achieve profitability in their fleet operations while reducing the negative effects of climate change.”
Anders is also excited about supporting Singapore’s transformation into a ‘Smart Nation’, saying: “Scania wants to be part of the data-driven innovation and connectivity that will shape the way people live and work in the urban environment here.” One of his priorities will be to focus on connecting vehicles through the Scania Fleet Management System – which provides driver and vehicle behavioural data for driver training and driver coaching – to help fleet owners improve fuel efficiency, enhance safety and lower their environmental impact.
A native Swede from the Dalarna region, Anders was trained as an engineer at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is married, with two children.