Press Release

LeasePlan USA announces new head of operations

April 21, 2021

Chris Watkins, former Assurant executive, joins LeasePlan to continue the drive to deliver for our customers.

Alpharetta, Ga. – April 20, 2021 – LeasePlan USA, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility services, today announced the appointment of Chris Watkins to the position of executive vice president, operations. Watkins brings with him experience from 12 years in executive leadership roles at Assurant along with a further 17 years working at Hewlett Packard. This experience brings a deep understanding of customer focused business operations with a focus on process improvement through clear metrics, enhanced performance and the use of technology.

As LeasePlan USA looks to continually improve the level of service it provides for its customers, the choosing of an individual of Watkins' caliber in this position serves to further this ambition and solidifies LeasePlan's position as an industry leader.

A word from Chris Watkins

"I am thrilled to be joining the LeasePlan team as executive vice president, operations. I am incredibly excited about this opportunity and eager to contribute to the journey as we help clients navigate through the evolving trends in fleet management, electrification of fleets, car-as-a-service, and other connected value-add services.

I am looking forward to working with our employees, customers and partners as we continue to ensure delivery and continuous improvement of the LeasePlan brand promise."

About LeasePlan LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading Car-as-a-Service companies, with approximately 1.9 million vehicles under management in over 30 countries. Our core business involves managing the entire vehicle life-cycle for our clients, taking care of everything from purchasing and maintenance to car re-marketing. With more than 50 years’ experience, we are a trusted partner for our corporate and mobility service clients. Our mission is to provide what’s next in sustainable mobility, so our customers can focus on what's next for them.

For more information contact: Oliver Lindrup | Digital Content Strategist | LeasePlan 678-462-5906 |