Boss of truckmaker MAN quits

Hakan Samuelsson, the Swedish chief executive of German truckmaker MAN, is leaving the company at his own request with immediate effect, the company said in a surprise statement yesterday. “Samuelsson hopes that his decision will help the MAN Group to quickly devote all of its attention to its core business and its further development. He is convinced that there should be a fresh start at the highest level of the company,” it said. MAN, in which Volkswagen holds a voting stake of nearly 30 per cent, named the head of its diesel engine business, Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, as interim chief executive.