Nick Salkeld promoted to new position at LeasePlan

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Nick Salkeld, currently senior vice-president for the LeasePlan Corporation companies located in Southern Europe and Pacific Region, has been promoted to chief commercial officer on the group managing board.

In this role he will focus on the commercial and competitive strategy of LeasePlan on a global basis for all LeasePlan companies including LeasePlan International.

Vahid Daemi, CEO of LeasePlan Corporation said: “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. 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.”

Daemi added: “He brings proven business and commercial experience to our managing board and we are delighted to welcome him to our team.”

Nick Salkeld has been with LeasePlan for over 20 years, starting at the company’s Automotive Leasing business in the UK, then as commercial director for LeasePlan UK before moving on to become managing director of LeasePlan International. He 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, Nick worked for Ford Motor Credit Company and then Nissan in the UK.  

Salkeld commented: “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. 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; and 

Nick Salkeld – chief commercial officer.