Former Scania exec appointed new Navistar CEO

August 26, 2021

Mathias Carlbaum has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Navistar International Corporation effective Sept. 1, succeeding Persio Lisboa, who has held the position since July 2020. The move marks the first significant management shake up since Navistar’s merger with Traton SE, Volkswagen’s heavy truck division, was approved last month.

Carlbaum most recently had been leading the post-merger management of Navistar on behalf of the Traton Group. Prior to that, he’d served in sales and management roles at Traton-owned Scania, including serving as Scania CV AB Executive Vice President Commercial Operations.