Europcar appoints Germond as chief executive

Europcar has announced Philippe Germond will take up the position of chief executive on October 1st.

The move follows the departure of Roland Keppler in July.

Patrick Sayer, chairman of Europcar-stakeholder Eurazeo management board, stated: “We are extremely happy with Philippe Germond’s arrival as the Europcar Group’s chief executive.

“In the course of his career, Philippe has amply proven his ability, particularly in listed companies, to support major transformation projects by anticipating change, and by making the companies he heads more digital and more customer-oriented.

“With Philippe on board, we can move confidently forward into the next stage of Europcar’s development, knowing that the management team is going to continue the impressive job of accelerating Europcar’s growth that it has accomplished these last few years.”

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe.

Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest vehicle rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships.

Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar and InterRent, which is its low cost brand.

It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA.

The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service.

Europcar is recognised as Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company by the World Travel Awards.

Germond stated: “In close collaboration with all employees, directors and shareholders, I am proud to be part of the new dynamic already initiated by Europcar’s managerial team.

“I will commit fully to pursuing its drive toward transformation with the goal of making Europcar into a key mobility player attentive to the changing expectations and needs of its customers.”