Martinez Alfonso

LeasePlan has announced that Matt Dyer, managing director of its UK business, has been appointed as president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, with LeasePlan Italy’s MD, Alfonso Martínez, replacing Dyer in the UK.

Martínez will be responsible for continuing to optimize the customer experience through LeasePlan’s Customer First ethos, supporting LeasePlan’s sustainability ambitions and assisting in the transformation of LeasePlan into a fully digitally enabled business.

Subject to FCA approval, Martinez will take on the role of managing director of LeasePlan UK from January 1, 2019.

He said: “The UK and Italian businesses share considerable synergies, thanks to our significant indirect and direct business success.”

In the UK, LeasePlan has a fleet total of 168,000 vehicles which places it ‘second largest fleet lessor’ in the Fleet News FN50 ranking of top UK contract hire companies. In total LeasePlan has 1.8 million vehicles under management in over 30 countries.

“The plans for the business moving forward can only propel us further as a company,” Martínez added “I am confident that the future for LeasePlan is bright and I am pleased that I can take a further leading role in it.”

Martínez has worked for LeasePlan since 2006, with previous roles including chief financial officer of LeasePlan Spain, and most recently, managing director of LeasePlan Italy – a role he has held since 2012.

LeasePlan announced that Martínez has delivered impressive results for the Italian business and is regarded as a highly experienced and established leader.

Dyer’s appointment to president and CEO of LeasePlan USA is also effective from January 1, 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience working for LeasePlan, including over four and a half years leading the UK business.

During his tenure, Dyer has been instrumental to the improvement of the business, growing the fleet to its current size and ensuring a clear focus on all customers.

In addition, he is currently chairman of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), playing an active role in representing the needs and challenges facing the industry in the UK.

Matt Dyer added: “The changes at the top of our business highlight the Power of One LeasePlan. We are one business, not defined by geography or borders. We welcome Alfonso to the UK business and look forward to working closely with him over the coming months.”