**Joel Fernandes, Country Manager
Joël Fernandes, 33, has been with LeasePlan for more than ten years. He is multilingual, being fluent in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish, and started his career after attending ESCE Paris, as part of his end-of-study internship. He became Market Manager with responsibility for developing SMEs and indirect sales through partnerships. He then took charge of studies, innovation and new product development. In 2015, he put in place the LeasePlan group's digital strategy in France, becoming Digital Marketing Manager and developing partnerships notably with Uber, CityScoot and Drivy. In 2016, he became Head of Marketing & Communication France, a department comprising around 12 employees.
With this wealth of experience, he was named Country Manager of LeasePlan Luxembourg on 18 September 2017. His role is to define market strategies to satisfy customers and launch new, innovative mobility solutions for businesses and individuals.
** Alessandro Tutucci, Commercial Director
Alessandro Tutucci, 37, graduated from the University of Bologna in Business Management. He began his professional career in 2005 in the commercial department of LeasePlan Italy as Account Manager for key and international accounts. He was born and raised in Luxembourg, and joined LeasePlan Luxembourg in January 2011, with a wealth of automotive market expertise and knowledge, as Senior Lease Consultant & International Coordinator, before climbing the ranks to become Sales Team Manager in 2013.
He has been Commercial Director since August 2017, with the objective of making LeasePlan a key player in a changing automotive market and supporting our existing and future customers in the transition to future mobility.
Serge Cathenis, 44, joined LeasePlan 20 years ago. He has held both commercial and operational management positions. In recent years, he has managed various projects such as setting up the driver and customer care centre (FIRST) and launching the "clic clic vroom" online simulation tool. His role will now be that of Operations Manager. His goal is to raise the level of service delivered to customers while following the parent company's “One LeasePlan” strategy.