LeasePlan CFO and COO Europe depart from Board

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LeasePlan has announced that Gijsbert de Zoeten, chief financial officer, and Marco van Kalleveen, chief operating officer Europe are to resign from their board positions with immediate effect.

LeasePlan said both executives had helped to set up a strong foundation for the company

The leasing giant said the move was by mutual agreement and credited both board members with having helped to set up a strong foundation for LeasePlan and as the company prepares for its next phase of growth and development.

Gijsbert de Zoeten joined LeasePlan in 2016 as SVP Finance before becoming chief financial officer in 2017. He is credited with having successfully transformed the LeasePlan Finance function during his tenure and playing a vital role in the company’s recent strategic review.

Marco van Kalleveen joined LeasePlan in 2016 as chief operating officer Europe responsible for LeasePlan’s European business; the company said he had been central to the implementation of the company’s Power of One LeasePlan operational excellence programme.

It’s not known whether the departures are connected to LeasePlan’s decision last month to cancel its planned IPO due to “market conditions”.

Jos Streppel, chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Gijsbert and Marco for their significant contributions to LeasePlan. They have played a key role in the company’s transformation, bringing LeasePlan to its next phase of development. We wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

LeasePlan added that both Gijsbert de Zoeten and Marco van Kalleveen would remain available to support the transition process.

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.