据路透消息，受吉利入股戴姆勒集团的影响，瑞典卡车制造巨头沃尔沃集团已经放弃了沃尔沃汽车CEO Hakan Samuelsson再度当选集团董事会成员的可能，因为沃尔沃汽车为吉利集团旗下子公司。沃尔沃集团公告称，吉利集团已经成为戴姆勒最大股东，而戴姆勒是沃尔沃集团的主要竞争对手。
The AB Volvo Election Committee hereby presents a revised Board proposal due to the announcement that Li Shufu， via Geely Group， has become the largest shareholder in Daimler. The Election Committee no longer proposes the re-election of Håkan Samuelsson.
The Election Committee’s proposal is otherwise unchanged in relation to the proposal presented on February 23， 2018. The Election Committee therefore proposes that Eric Elzvik be elected as new Board member at the Annual General Meeting on April 5， 2018. The Election Committee also proposes the re-election of Chairman of the Board Carl-Henric Svanberg， as well as Board members Matti Alahuhta， Eckhard Cordes， James W. Griffith， Martin Lundstedt， Kathryn V. Marinello， Martina Merz， Hanne de Mora and Helena Stjernholm. Lars Westerberg has announced that he will not be standing for re-election.
The reason that Håkan Samuelsson is not proposed for re-election is the announcement that Geely Group has become the largest shareholder of the German vehicle manufacturer Daimler， one of the Volvo Group’s major competitors. Volvo Car Group， in which Håkan Samuelsson is CEO， is a subsidiary of Zheijang Geely Holding Group whose main owner is Li Shufu.
The Election Committee of AB Volvo comprises representatives of three of the company’s largest shareholders， who together represent 11.3 percent of the outstanding shares and 33.5 percent of the outstanding votes， and the Chairman of the Board. The members who represent the largest shareholders are Bengt Kjell， representing AB Industrivärden， Yngve Slyngstad， representing Norges Bank Investment Management， and Pär Boman， representing Svenska Handelsbanken， SHB Pension Fund， SHB Employee Fund， SHB Pensionskassa and Oktogonen.