Speaker Bio

Javier Varela
Guest speaker

Javier Varela

Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO
Javier Varela is leading the Research and Development, Program Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, and Quality organisations at Volvo Cars.

Since joining the company in 2016, he has been a member of the Volvo Cars Executive Management Team. In 2022, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO. Javier is also Chairman of the Board at NOVO Energy Production, a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Northvolt focusing on development and sustainable production of batteries for the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars. He is also a member of the Board of Zenseact, a Volvo Cars affiliate created to provide a software platform for innovative and safe self-driving features.

Javier has previously held several senior positions at PSA Peugeot Citroen Argentina, including President and CEO. He has also been Vice President “Pole Véhicule du Future” for the Automotive Cluster in the Franche-Comte region in Eastern France.
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