How we work

Leaseurope is an international non-profit association registered in Belgium and operates a Brussels-based Secretariat headed by a Director General. We work closely together with members through various internal structures to ensure a strong, sustainable and well-functioning leasing and automotive rental industry.

Leaseurope meeting room

Leaseurope is governed by a board of directors and a general assembly. The board of directors is assisted in its work by technical committees and steering groups covering various industry sectors. Members of these bodies are typically practitioners or industry representatives nominated by Leaseurope members. The council of secretaries general provides member association Directors with a platform to exchange best practices and discuss the activities and performance of the federation.

Board of directors

Secretary: Anne Valette, Director General

The board of directors oversees the work of the federation and sets its strategic objectives. It is composed of twelve senior leasing and rental executives nominated to represent their national associations. The current board is composed as follows:

  • Tim Albertsen - Group CEO, ALD Automotive
  • Marcin Balicki - President of the Management Board, Millennium Leasing
  • Patrick Beselaere - Global Head, ING Lease - Europe
  • José Coronel de Palma y Martínez-Agulló - President & Managing Director, Caterpillar Financial
  • Christine Delamarre - CEO, Auxifip & Unifergie, Credit Agricole Leasing & Factoring
  • Peter Hupfeld – CEO, Nordea Finance
  • Massimo Macciocchi - Business Leader for Leasing, Banca Ifis
  • Philippe Mellier - CEO, Fraikin Group
  • John Phillipou - Managing Director, SME Lending, Paragon Bank
  • Khaled Shahbo - UK Managing Director, Enterprise Rent-a-car
  • Alexander Schmidecker - CEO, Raiffeisen Leasing
  • Hubert Spechtenhauser - Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Leasing Germany

The Chair of Leaseurope is P. Beselaere.  A. Schmidecker and K. Shabho are Vice-chairs.

General assembly

Secretary: Anne Valette, Director General

All members of Leaseurope have a seat on the general assembly, to whom the board reports. This is the body that approves topics of importance to the functioning of the federation such as the annual budget, the composition of the board, etc.

Council of secretaries general

Secretary: Julie Debruyne, Office Manager

The council of secretaries general consists of all the full members' Secretaries or Directors General. The purpose of this council is to:

  • exchange views and best practices between members
  • discuss the performance and activities of the federation with the Director General
  • create a platform where members can communicate their expectations vis-à -vis the federation

Committees and groups

The various committees, steering groups, working groups and task forces of the federation are responsible for developing our work in their respective field of competence. This includes working on proposed legislation and standards/practices as well as carrying out analytical and quantitative work. Leaseurope has internal groups on the following topics: accounting and taxation, legal affairs, prudential supervision and capital markets, statistics, automotive, car leasing, car rental, truck rental, vehicle connectivity, artificial intelligence and real estate.