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Volvo chief takes temporary step back after suffering stroke

Stefan Jacoby, the chief executive of Volvo, is temporarily standing down from his post for a month, after suffering a mild stroke.

Jacoby, who is 54, told the BBC News his focus is on resting and recovering from the stroke, which has affected movement in his right arm and leg.

He is handing over to chief financial officer Jan Gurander, who will serve as the acting chief executive.

Last year Volvo, owned by Chinese carmaker Geely, sold almost 450,000 cars across the world, but it wants that to increase to 800,000 by 2020.

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