LeasePlan Corporation N.V., a fleet management and driver mobility company, has announced that it has established a chief commercial officer (CCO) position within the Managing Board. Nick Salkeld, currently senior vice president for the LeasePlan companies located in Southern Europe and Pacific Region, has been appointed to this role. In this role, Salkeld will focus on the commercial and competitive strategy of LeasePlan on a global basis for all LeasePlan companies including LeasePlan International.
"We have a strong track record of financial results and we need to continue this momentum and build an even stronger future. One of the company’s main strategic priorities for the years to come is to develop new avenues for additional growth,” said Vahid Daemi, CEO of LeasePlan Corporation. “Nick's role will be to lead this drive for our LeasePlan countries and our LeasePlan International business as well as to focus on delivering products and services that meet the changing needs of our clients. He brings proven business and commercial experience to our Managing Board and we are delighted to welcome him to our team."
Salkeld has been with LeasePlan for over 20 years, starting at the company's Automotive Leasing business in the UK, then as commercial cirector for LeasePlan UK before moving on to become managing director of LeasePlan International. Salkeld became senior vice president for LeasePlan Corporation in 2004 covering the Northern Europe Region before moving to his current role in 2006. Prior to joining LeasePlan, Salkeld worked for Ford Motor Credit Company and then Nissan in the UK.
“I am delighted to be taking on this new role within the company at what is a very exciting time for our business. LeasePlan is always challenging itself to continuously look for new and innovative ways to grow our business and to use our strong reputation and market leading position to strengthen our service offering to our clients,” said Salkeld. “I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues on the Board and all the LeasePlan team worldwide to further build our business both organically and through other market opportunities, and to continue our focus on delivering outstanding service to our clients."
Following this appointment, the Managing Board of LeasePlan consists of four members:
- Vahid Daemi - Chief Executive Officer – Chairman
- Guus Stoelinga - Chief Financial Officer
- Sven Huster – Chief Operating Officer
- Nick Salkeld – Chief Commercial Officer