Latest moves from across Europe


Massimiliano MoiLeaseurope has
appointed Massimiliano Moi, CEO of UniCredit
Leasing, as a new member of its board of directors. Moi is
replacing Lamberto Cioci, vice-chair of the Italian leasing
association Assilea. He has held a number of managing positions in
the financial services industry over the past 12 years.
Leaseurope’s chairman, Rüdiger von Fölkersamb, said that Moi’s
joining would “contribute in strengthening the representative voice
of the leasing and automotive rental industries in Brussels and
further afield”.




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David MercerInternational vehicle remarketing company Manheim has
strengthened its Continental European senior management team with
two new appointments.

Jonathan Holland
has been appointed business development director for Continental
Europe and will oversee the company’s relationships with a number
of major European clients.

David Mercer,
previously at the helm of Manheim DeFleet Services in the UK, has
now become commercial director for Continental Europe. Both posts
have been created to support the continued growth in the region,
where Manheim’s team currently exceeds 500 people across eight
countries including Germany, France and Italy.



Angel Trains

Rolling stock company Angel Trains
has appointed Sir David Rowlands as non-executive
chairman. Rowlands is currently chairman of HS2, the
government-owned company behind plans for the UK’s second
high-speed rail link, but is to step down from the post in
February. He was permanent secretary at the Department for
Transport from 2003 until his retirement in 2007. He becomes the
first non-executive chairman of Angel Trains Group since it was
acquired by a consortium of infrastructure and pension funds from
Royal Bank of Scotland in 2008.

Siemens Financial

Siemens Financial Services has
appointed a new CEO to replace Dominik Asam, who is leaving in
March. Roland Chalons-Browne will take over on 1
February. He was previously CEO of Siemens Financial Services Inc,
the US arm of the German lessor, and has been at Siemens since
2005. He began his career at Lloyds Bank International in 1977.
Prior to joining Siemens, Chalons-Browne was managing director at
WestLB for the European and American markets.


Gideon Stanley
has moved to Precor, an international gym equipment supplier, to
head up the company’s financing division across Europe and the
Asia-Pacific region. The role is new for the company in the region,
and reflects Precor’s strategy to become more “proactive” in
assisting customers to acquire its products using finance. Prior to
joining Precor, Stanley was European business development director
at KBC Lease for 12 years, and previously held positions with
Hambros, Central Hispano Leasing and Chase Leasing.

CG Commercial

CG Commercial Finance has
appointed Juergen Joncyzk as executive
vice-president of credit and risk. He returns to CG, where he was
EVP of credit, after having worked as COO for SG Equipment Finance
USA. In his new role, Joncyzk will oversee all credit, risk, and
syndication functions for the company’s middle and large ticket
equipment financing operations. He has over 30 years’ of commercial
lending and lease financing experience.


Aldermore has named Ian
as managing director for invoice finance. He will
also have responsibility for the day-to-day running of Absolute
Invoice Finance, the invoice financing business which recently
became a new division of the UK commercial lender, which was
acquired by private equity firm AnaCap last year. Wilkins will
report to Aldermore’s CEO Phillip Monks. Absolute’s CEO Doug
Crawford is to leave after the integration of both businesses has
been completed.


CIT has completed the
reconstitution of its board of directors. The New
York-headquartered SME lender, which emerged from bankruptcy last
December at the end of a troubled 2009, has appointed
Gerald Rosenfeld, Anthony Terracciano and
Laura Unger as new directors. The new CIT board
now consists of 13 directors, including seven new independent
directors appointed since when emerging from bankruptcy.

A new CEO is to replace Jeffrey
Peek, who left his position in January. Joseph Leone, the company’s
chief financial officer, has also decided to retire, after
assisting in the transition.

Raiffeisen Leasing

Raiffeisen Leasing Romania has
named Felix Daniliuc its new CEO, replacing
Mihaela Mateescu, who had been at the helm of the company since
2006. Daniliuc was formerly deputy CEO of the Romanian arm of
Raiffeisen. He has 18 years’ experience in banking, in sectors
including trade finance, retail banking and cash management.


Lombard has appointed two new
directors for its 20-strong strategic accounts team, which handles
big fleet customers including British Gas, Ikea, BSkyB and the AA.
Ian Banks joins as a relationship director. He
previously worked at Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank.
Peter Butler, who worked at VW, joins as
development director.

Daimler Financial

Daimler Financial Services has
appointed Klaus Entenmann as its new chairman.

Entenmann, who was president and
CEO of Daimler FS Americas and has more than 25 years’ experience
in the financial services sector, succeeds Juergen Walker. Walker
retires after 30 years within the company, where he had been
serving as chairman since 2004.

Entenmann has been replaced in his
role as CEO of Daimler FS America by Franz Reiner, previously
responsible for Mercedes-Benz Financial in the USA . Reiner has
become a member of the management board and will head the Daimler
Financial Services companies in the US as well as Canada.

The captive arm of the German
vehicle manufacturer has also named Richard Howard as a new member
of the board of management. Howard, who will report to Entenmann,
will be responsible for the financial services business in the
region Africa, Asia/Pacific.