Europcar announced last night that it has appointed a new CEO, replacing Philippe Guillemot (CEO since April 2010) with Roland Keppler, the head of Europcar Germany since 2009 and formerly CEO of TUIfly. In order to strengthen the board, the CEO of Rexel, Jean-Charles Pauze, was also appointed chairman of the board.
Roland Keppler said: “I am proud to take over the management of Europcar and am determined to accelerate its transformation. Our clients’ expectations regarding mobility are changing and we will work actively to offer them new global mobility solutions that respond to economic and environmental imperatives. ”
Since 2009, Roland Keppler, 47, and the former Chief Executive Officer of TUIfly, has directed Europcar’ German subsidiary, which represents approximately 30% of Europcar’ revenues. Over the past three years, he has contributed to the success of the subsidiary, which is today the company’ most profitable. Roland Keppler played a major role in the launch of several projects including car2go urban mobility, which represents one of the sources of future growth for Europcar.