Leaseurope has named Nordea Finance CEO Jukka Salonen as its new chairman, and has announced its new board members for the next two years.
UniCredit Leasing CEO Massimiliano Moi and Stephane Soille, general manager at Avis Europe Group, become vice chairs.
The other board members are: José António Beja Amaro, president of the Portuguese leasing association; Alex Baldock, Lombard managing director; Vahid Daemi, LeasePlan chief executive; Michel Denis, Fraikin Locatime chief executive; Andrzej Krzeminski, Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy chief executive; Jean-Marc Mignerey, SG Equipment Finance chief executive; Alexander Schmidecker, BAWAG PSK Leasing chief executive; Martin Starck, LBBW Leasing chairman; and Alain Vervaet, ING Lease Holding board member.
The new board held its first meeting on 9 December. Outgoing chair Rüdiger von Fölkersamb was recognised for his part in establishing Leaseurope’s headquarters in Brussels, known as the European House of Leasing.
Salonen reiterated Leaseurope’s ambition to “develop research activities further and to strengthen its position as the unique platform for the whole European leasing industry”.
Salonen, from Finland, was appointed vice chair of Leaseurope in 2008, after two years as a board member. He was on the board of the Federation of Finnish Finance Houses from 1999 to 2006.