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November 26, 2010updated 12 Apr 2017 4:18pm

People on the move – December 2010

Arval has appointed Grgoire Chov as CEO for a newly created international business line dedicated to new channels and SMEs. The company has also appointed former country manager Tero Tapala as group sales director as part of its bid to grow market share internationally.

By Verdict Staff

Arval

Arval has appointed Grégoire Chové as CEO for a newly created international business line dedicated to new channels and SMEs.

The company has also appointed former country manager Tero Tapala as group sales director as part of its bid to grow market share internationally.

Arval has chosen Stephan Beck for the newly created position of group innovation director. The new post, which will see Beck develop Arval’s electric vehicles strategy, is in line with the company’s increased focus on innovation.

Arval has appointed Grégoire Chové as CEO for a newly created international business line dedicated to new channels and SMEs.

The company has also appointed former country manager Tero Tapala as group sales director as part of its bid to grow market share internationally.

Arval has chosen Stephan Beck for the newly created position of group innovation director. The new post, which will see Beck develop Arval’s electric vehicles strategy, is in line with the company’s increased focus on innovation.

 

Invigors

Photograph of Julian Humphreys from InvigorsConsultancy firm Invigors has appointed fleet leasing expert Julian Humphreys as associate in order to expand its asset specialisms. Humphreys will consult on mergers, acquisitions and fleet, and on other areas of leasing.

He is credited with turning around Masterlease’s Private Label Leasing operations in the UK from loss to profit within two years, and for developing a joint venture leasing business between General Motors and Masterlease.

Humphreys played a lead role in the £500m (€589m) sale of Masterlease to General Motors in 1999.

 

Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance has named Brian Madison as senior vice-president, US vendor alliances. Madison joins from Microsoft, where he was general manager of Microsoft Financing. His experience includes management positions with Citigroup’s CitiCapital Commercial Finance, Mellon US Leasing and GE Capital’s vendor finance business.

 

LeasePlan UK

Photograph of Simon Carr from LeaseplanSimon Carr has joined LeasePlan UK as brand director for FleetLine, the company’s specialist small fleet division. Carr has more than 10 years’ experience in the fleet industry, most recently as regional director at LeasePlan’s sister franchise brand Network. Prior to that, he was general manager of sales at FleetLine.

Carr will be working closely with LeasePlan UK’s commercial director Matthew Dyer.

 

Lombard

Lombard has appointed Gary Leitch as managing director of its corporate asset finance business, overseeing customers with turnover of £25m or more.

Leitch has 23 years’ experience in asset finance, including 11 years as a Lombard relationship manager to corporate and SME customers.

He was also head of large corporates at Lombard, and head of transaction structuring and documentation in operations.

 

Opus Mitchell

Sophie Boyle (née Major) has been appointed senior recruitment consultant at Opus Mitchell, the invoice finance, asset finance and banking recruitment firm.

Boyle will focus on positions in asset and vendor finance, and on broker recruitment, based out of Opus Mitchell’s Gloucester and London offices. She has 8 years’ experience in recruitment including roles at Lombard and Lloyds TSB.

 

Tusker

Photograph of Phil Arnold from TuskerUK fleet management specialist Tusker has appointed Phil Arnold as new business development manager. Arnold joins from Ford Financial Services, where he was manager of business sales.

In his new role, he will contribute to developing SS4C, the firm’s salary sacrifice scheme.

 

Zenith Provecta

Zenith Provecta has promoted Tim Buchan to chief executive officer as part of a management reshuffle.

Photograph of Tim Buchan, Andrew Cope, Ian Hughes and Ben Creswick from Zenith ProvectaBuchan, who was sales and marketing director at Zenith for five years, earlier held customer management roles at LeasePlan.

There are three other appointments: Andrew Cope has moved from chief executive to executive chairman; Ian Hughes, formerly of Citroën, has been appointed commercial director; and Ben Creswick has been promoted to the board as business development director.

 

ELFA

The US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has unveiled its new board of directors.

David Merrill, president of Fifth Third Leasing Company, is the new chairman and Crit DeMent, CEO of LEAF Financial Corporation, is chairman-elect. Other members of the ELFA board are: Tom Askounis, president of Askounis & Darcy; Stan Herkelman, president of Great- America Leasing Corporation; Fred Sasser, president of Chicago Freight Car Leasing; and Jud Snyder, president of M&I Equipment Finance.

 

CHP Consulting

Justin Cooper, one of the founders of CHP Consulting, has left the lease software provider to pursue personal interests.

Cooper remains a shareholder in the company and will work with the board over the next 12 months to hand over his responsibilities, which include CHP Consulting’s North American business.

He will also continue to represent CHP at industry events and complete the final year of his term as an ELFA director.

 

See also:

CHP promotes top team as it prepares for growth

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