Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby Suffers Mild Stroke, Takes Sick Leave

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has suffered a mild stroke, but thankfully he is recovering while taking a temporary sick leave from his duties.

Jacoby, 54, is currently under medical supervision and is focused on resting and exercising in hopes of getting back to work as soon as possible.

Formerly employed at Volkswagen, Jacoby joined Volvo in 2010. Current CFO Jan Gurander is serving as acting CEO while Jacoby recovers.

“I was lucky that it was a mild stroke,” Jacoby said in the statement. “I am currently experiencing limited movement abilities in my right arm and, to some extent, also in my right leg. I have started to recuperate and already notice certain improvements.”

[Source: Automotive News]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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