Inchcape appoints Gijsbert de Zoeten as chief financial officer
Inchcape chief executive, Stefan Bomhard, said: "Gijsbert was the outstanding candidate and I very much look forward to working with him as we continue to build on the opportunities ahead for Inchcape. “He brings extensive experience within B2B and B2C environments, a strong foundation that will support the Ignite strategy, and through LeasePlan, a knowledge in mobility services which will be beneficial as Inchcape continues to develop its capabilities in an evolving industry." Inchcape said in its statement that de Zoeten was, until 2018, CFO at LeasePlan Corporation, an international fleet management and mobility services company with a turnover of €9bn and a 1.7m car fleet. He joined LeasePlan in 2016 and was integral to the significant transformation of the business, following its sale by VW Group, which included a strong focus on operational excellence. When later plans for an IPO of the LeasePlan business were cancelled de Zoeten left in late 2018. He had previously had a successful 27-year career at Unilever plc where he had a range of senior financial and operational roles leading to his six-year position as the CFO of Unilever Europe.