ALD Automotive has appointed Gilles Bellemere as deputy chief executive officer, replacing Pascal Serres, who has joined Societe Generale.

Bellemere will now serve alongside Tim Albertsen, the other deputy chief executive officer, and Mike Masterson, chief executive officer, in ALD Automotive’s general management team.

Bellemere joined ALD Automotive France in 2001 as director of operations, and became its deputy chief executive in 2006.

His most recent position was that of regional director of Societe Generale French’s retail banking network, a post he held since 2016.

ALD Automotive said: “Gille’s expertise and experience in terms of relationship with individual and corporate clients along with his intimate knowledge of ALD Automotive and its environment will serve him in his new role.”