Nick Levey, Volvo FS’s
divisional director for the company’s construction area, stepped
down at the end of December.
Previously he was a divisional
director for the company’s bus and coach businesses, and then was
appointed as director of business development, a position which he
started in 2004. The Warwick-based subsidiary of the Volvo Group
said that nobody would replace him for the moment.
His departure is believed to be linked to a downturn in the
construction sector in 2008.
At least four others are understood to be leaving, all of them
being regional sales managers. A
company spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.
Septimiu Postelnicu has been
appointed as vice-president for global business services, at
UniCredit Global Leasing. He will be responsible for coordinating
the organisation, logistics and IT of the 17 leasing companies
within the UniCredit group. Postelnicu, aged 31, was previously the
CEO of UniCredit Leasing Romania.
Kevin Green has joined NetApp
Financial Solutions to head channel sales. He was previously
director of direct sales at Grenke Leasing.
Neil Mounch has joined Xerox
Financial Services as a middle
ticket analyst. He was previously a senior credit analyst within
CIT Group (UK).
Leaseurope, the trade body
representing the leasing and automotive rental industry at European
level, has elected its new board for a two-year mandate, with
Fölkersamb of Germany as its new chair. Jukka Salonen (Finland) and
(Belgium) have been elected vice-chairs.
Olivier Toussaint has been named
managing director at Eurofactor, Crédit Agricole’s factoring
business. He will keep his responsibilities at Crédit Agricole
Leasing, where he has been the general manager since 2005.
Artegy, the commercial vehicle
contract hire company owned by the BNP Paribas Group, has appointed
Andy Wainwright as
new head of sales. The appointment is a promotion for Wainwright,
who has been working for over 16 years in several roles with the
Manchester-based company, including positions in account management
Bruce Nelson has stepped down as
regional director of the UK and Ireland for Key Equipment Finance.
Nelson, whose move is believed to be linked to a Europe-wide
restructuring of the business, worked as divisional managing
director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance before joining KEF in
February 2006 as managing director of industrial equipment
Following a restructure,
Richard Laxer has
been appointed as regional head of GE Capital Europe, which
includes the GE Capital Solutions, GE Commercial Financial Services
and GE Healthcare Financial Services business lines. He will be
announcing his management team later this month.
Bibby Financial Services has
boosted its team by adding three key members. Greg Taylor, who previously
worked for Bank of Scotland Cashflow Finance as associate director,
has been appointed business development manager. The
Liverpool-based company has also appointed two regional managers,
responsible for East Anglia, and Alan Adams, who is responsible