ALD Automotive reappoints CEOs in shift-around

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ALD has announced the appointment of Klaudija Casar Torkar as CEO of ALD Automotive in Belgium, while Olena Tymofiyiva will take up Casar Torkar’s previous role as CEO of ALD Automotive in Hungary.

Klaudija Casar Torkar (left) and Olena Tymofiyiva (right)

Klaudija Casar Torkar (left) and Olena Tymofiyiva (right)

Klaudija Casar Torkar will replace Miel Horsten, who was appointed group regional director of ALD starting 1 June 2020.

In addition to her new role, Klaudija joins ALD’s Operating Board which is comprised of the Group’s executive and main operational directors and whose role is to ensure strategic alignment on all business initiatives.

Olena Tymofiyiva will take up Klaudija’s previous role as CEO for ALD Automotive in Hungary, while Tymofiyiva is current CEO of ALD Automotive in Bulgaria. Tymofiyiva’s replacement for ALD Automotive in Bulgaria is yet to be announced.

Both appointments will become effective on 1 September 2020.

“I am convinced that with Klaudija and Olena’s expertise and experience, they will be great assets to continue the successful growth of our operations in Belgium and Hungary,” confirms Tim Albertsen, CEO of ALD. “Our aim is to accelerate ALD’s strategic development throughout the Group in the mobility sector where the company is ideally positioned to benefit from structural trends and our leading positions in Belgium and Hungary will enable us to meet our clients’ evolving mobility needs.”

Serving large corporates, SMEs and private individuals, ALD Automotive has been present in Belgium for over 50 years. ALD Automotive Belgium manages a fleet of 82,015 vehicles at end 31 December 2019, in addition to 3,854 lease bikes and 1,750 short-term rental vehicles.

ALD Automotive in Hungary is also the market leader, following the acquisition of MKB Euroleasing in 2016, serving large corporates and SMEs with a fleet of 15,576 vehicles, at end 31 December 2019.

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