Volvo's top executive suffered a mild stroke last week, the automaker announced over the weekend.
CEO Stefan Jacoby is said to be recovering from the stroke already, although he will take leave for the next month to recover.
"I am currently experiencing limited movement abilities in my right arm and, to some extent, also in my right leg," Jacoby said in a statement released yesterday to members of the media. "I have started to recuperate and already notice certain improvements."
The 54 year-old executive will rest and exercise during his recovery period. Jacoby has not been noted for health issues prior to last week's mild stroke.
The executive has been in charge of Volvo since 2010. For now, Volvo CFO Jan Gurander will serve as acting CEO.