What’s so exciting about the car industry?
I’d say that mobility is a big trend today and in the future. People want to and have to be mobile – whether they cycle, take the train or use a car. In the future there will be a lot more options and concepts, such as car subscriptions, car sharing and lease-a-bike schemes. They already exist today but in the very near future there will be even more concepts that we can’t even imagine right now.
Sustainability is also getting more important. Many people want to live more sustainable lives, and that includes their mobility choices. This trend towards electromobility is already evident in our customers’ fleets. It’s great for my new job because strategy-related activities will be needed to a far greater extent with these kinds of market dynamics. Companies will be forced to continuously evolve.
How would you describe LeasePlan as an employer?
Personally, I love working here. They put a lot of trust in all of their people. I can approach my manager and my colleagues about anything. They’re always ready to listen. So if I’m unhappy about something I can talk to them about it and we try to resolve it together. Another special thing is that we see LeasePlan as a whole, not as the sum of its individual departments.