A New Board of Directors at Leaseurope

Leaseurope has appointed its new Board of Directors for a two-year term.

The following twelve senior practitioners are members of the Board:

  • Tim Albertsen, Group CEO, ALD Automotive
  • Marcin Balicki, President of the Management Board, Millennium Leasing / Banco Commercial Português Group
  • 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, Senior Vice President, MD UK & Ireland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Alexander Schmidecker, CEO, Raiffeisen Leasing
  • Hubert Spechtenhauser, Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Leasing Germany

Patrick Beselaere, Alexander Schmidecker and Khaled Shahbo have been elected as Chair and Vice-Chairs of the Federation, respectively.

This first meeting was an opportunity for Chair, Patrick Beselaere, to stress that “This has been an unprecedented year for everyone, upending life as we knew it and ushering in change of a magnitude not seen before in our lifetimes. At Leaseurope, this has meant adapting to teleworking and a rapidly evolving regulatory environment, while ensuring that our core priorities are still covered. Our focus for 2020 was on overhauling and modernising our communication and we did not let Covid-19 slow us down in this area, launching a new website and a modernised newsletter. On the advocacy front, we significantly elevated our engagement with European regulators at the highest level, including ensuring our industry is included in support mechanisms to alleviate the impact of Covid-19. This was no easy feat, and I am grateful to my colleagues on the Board, the Secretariat, the Secretaries General and our member associations for their dedication and hard work. Moving into 2021 the future is still not clear, however, I am confident that the Federation is stronger than ever before and in a position to rise to new heights going forward.”