Peter Gowers appointed CEO of newly structured Europcar – Rental Operations

Peter Gowers is the new Chairman and CEO of Europcar Mobility Group. Gowers succeeds Caroline Parot who has decided to move on after more than a decade with the mobility and rental supply group.

It follows the successful bidding by Green Mobility Holding – a consortium of Volkswagen, Attestor and Pon Holdings – for the Group.

New CEO Gowers has a long history in the international travel and technology industries. He joins Europcar Mobility Group from European economy hotel operator Travelodge, where he recently served as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was Managing Director of Safestore Holdings, an Anglo-French services and property company. His experience also includes 10 years with global hotel operator InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and technology and strategy consultancy Arthur D. Little.

Commenting on his appointment, Gowers said: “Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in international mobility. People around the world increasingly need access to the right form of transport, on demand, with the least environmental impact and at an affordable price. With its size and expertise in innovation, Europcar Mobility Group is ideally positioned to meet these needs and become the leader in sustainable mobility.

Other appointments include Holger Peters as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Philip de Klerk as Board Member and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to the appointments, the general meeting of shareholders approved the transition from the former board of directors to a board of directors to a two-tier board structure with a supervisory board and a management board.

Originally posted on Global Fleet Management

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