Introduction from the Session Chair
Khaled Shahbo / Senior Vice President Europe, Enterprise Rent-a-car
Giacomo Carelli / Chairman, Leasys & CEO, Drivalia and FCA Bank
Giacomo Carelli is Chief Executive Officer of FCA Bank and Chairman of Leasys since 2014.
He was appointed to the Stellantis’ Top Executive Team as CEO of Brand Leasys in January 2021.
He has experience in financial management, marketing, finance and business operations.
Giacomo Carelli joined Fiat Group in 1996 as a Product Marketing Specialist for FGA Capital in Spain. He then worked in Germany and Poland as Project Manager and in the United Kingdom as Product Development Manager. Within FCA Bank he served as Group Head of Marketing & Sales and Country Manager for Switzerland and Greece.
Giacomo Carelli, a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Advisor, was born in Rome (Italy) and is 49 years old. He graduated with honours in Economics and Business from Rome’s La Sapienza University, completed the CIM postgraduate diploma in marketing at the University of West London and an MSc (Hons) in Accounting & Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Hélder Barata Pedro / Secretary General, ACAP & Chair, ACEA Liaison Committee
Helder Barata Pedro is a secretary general of the Portuguese Automobile Association and chairman of European Association of Automobile Manufacturers leading the Liaison Committee. Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Helder has a professional career with more than 30 years linked to the automotive sector. In addition, since 2004, he has been managing the companies Valorpneu – a non-profit company, responsible for the organization and management of the used tires collection and final destination system, and Valorcar – responsible for the management of life. More recently, he is manager of Sogilub – a used oil management company. In 2018, he received the Personality of the Year award from Fleet Magazine.
Wolfgang Reinhold / Chairman, Car Remarketing Association Europe CARA
Wolfgang is a senior expert in the car leasing, Fleet Management, Operational Leasing, Rent a Car, Car Sharing and remarketing industry. Since 2017 he is the Managing Partner of wer-consult. In between he was the Chief Executive Officer of BCA Corp. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice-President of Car Remarketing, Operations and Procurement at LeasePlan Worldwide for nearly 15 years. He joined LeasePlan Germany in 1989 as Managing Director.
Mr. Reinhold served as Managing Director of CarNext International (this is the used car arm of LeasePlan) and founded it. He started his career as Regional Sales Manager for Hertz in Germany after which he became Branch Director for ALD Autoleasing.
Mr. Reinhold holds a commercial certificate from a commercial school. Since 2015 volunteer activity : CARA – Car Remarketing Association Europe, Chairman of the Board.
Gerry Wagner / Director, International Institutional Relations, Arval
Gerry holds a degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the IAE in Nancy. He began his career in Luxembourg in the banking sector before moving on to the insurance sector. In 2005, he joined Arval as General Manager of the Luxembourg subsidiary. In 2020, he was appointed Director of International Institutional Relations of Arval Group where he represents Arval in international political and decision-making bodies and participates in the governance of the leasing and car rental industry associations