Katarina FjordingHead of Volvo Car University Americas at Volvo Car Group

Katarina Fjording is a senior Volvo Car executive and an automotive veteran with more than 30 years of global industrial operations experience from Europe, Asia and America. Her international experience spans product and tooling development, procurement and manufacturing as well as being an automotive supplier to European premium brands. 

A mechanical engineer, she began her professional career in Volvo as a design engineer. She is now leading Volvo Car’s latest endeavor in the U.S., establishing a Volvo University with headquarters in South Carolina. 

A native of Sweden, Katarina previously lived six years in the US while working for Ford Motor Company in Detroit and Chicago and she is now well integrated in the South Carolina community where she currently resides. 

She currently serves on the Clemson University President’s advisory board and on the College of Charleston School of Business board. 

Katarina is an Honorary Doctor of Science with Claflin University and she is an Honorary Commander at the Joint Military Base Charleston. She was named “20 to Know” by Post and Courier’s NOLO Magazine in 2017 and “50 Most Influential People of 2017” by Charleston Business Magazine.