Leasing in Europe and Beyond – State of Play & Outlook

Introduction from the Session Chair
John Rees / Ex-Senior Leasing Executive

Tim Albertsen / CEO, ALD Automotive

With over 25 years of experience in the leasing and fleet management industry, Tim Albertsen has served as Chief Executive Officer of ALD since 2020. Tim was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ALD from 2011 to 2020 and was instrumental in ALD’s recent successful listing on the Euronext Paris stock exchange. He was Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2011 and Senior Vice President of ALD from 2005 until 2008. Prior to that, he was Regional Director for ALD in the Nordic & Baltic Countries and General Manager at Hertz Lease Denmark from 1997 until 2003. Previously to ALD, he was General Manager at Avis Leasing from 1995 until 1997 and Operations Manager at Avis Rent a Car from 1992 until 1995. 

Isabelle Loc / CEO, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Isabelle Loc is Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. She previously served as EMEA Head of Real Assets at BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Institutional Banking division. Between 2013 and 2016, Isabelle was responsible for a portfolio of strategic global clients. Isabelle first joined BNP Paribas in 2010 within the CIB Global Equity & Commodity Derivatives team as Front Office Project Director, and in 2013, she was promoted to Secretary of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee. Earlier in her career between 2007 and 2010, Isabelle worked at McKinsey & Company as Engagement Manager. 

Richard O’Donohue / Head of Leasing Partner Solutions EMEA, Dell Financial Services

Richard O’Donohue is Senior Director, Partner Solutions at Dell Financial Services.  In this role, Richard supports Dell’s channel partners in delivering payment solutions and consumption offerings to their customers.  Richard joined Dell in 2010 as part of the leadership team that transitioned Dell’s financing business in EMEA from an outsourced model to a captive operation.  This was achieved by setting up a regulated bank in Ireland with DFS now supporting partners and customers in 22 countries in EMEA. Prior to joining Dell, Richard held a variety of sales, business development and risk management roles at Microsoft Financing and Cisco Capital.

Mathias Wagner / CEO CHG Meridian

Dr. Mathias Wagner has been the Chairman of the Board of Management at CHG-MERIDIAN since 2017. He joined the company in 2013 as a Chief Representative. Between 2014 and 2016, he was Chief Sales Officer International. Prior to CHG-MERIDIAN, Mathias had spent 14 years working for a health care company named Fresenius, where he held various Management Board and leadership positions in Germany and Asia for sales and finance. Mathias started his career as a Management consultant at the Institute for International Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.