Arval BNP Paribas appoints Andrea Falcone as General Manager in the Netherlands

Arval 16 Nov 2022 , door

Houten, 8 September 2022 - Arval BNP Paribas appoints Andrea Falcone as General Manager of Arval BNP Paribas in the Netherlands, as of December 1st 2022. He succeeds Interim Managing Director Marcus Schulz, who assumed the duties of General Manager Onno Bierhoff in August of this year. Marcus will remain in post as Regional General Manager for the NLDACH region (the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Andrea is currently General Manager of Arval BNP Paribas in Brazil. There, he has been responsible for the rapid growth of the organisation since 2014, as CEO, CFO and Sales & Marketing Director. During this tenure, Arval has become Brazil's 6th leasing provider in a dynamic and challenging market. Before joining Arval, Andrea held several executive positions in France, China and Brazil for PSA Peugeot Citroën.

Marcus Schulz: "We are delighted with the arrival of Andrea, whose years of leadership experience at our fast-growing organisation in Brazil put him in an excellent position to lead the roll-out of the Arval Beyond strategy in the Netherlands. We look forward to working with him, to further shape Arval BNP Paribas Netherlands' strategic transition into a sustainable mobility partner. I would like to thank Onno Bierhoff for the successful cooperation over the past years and the strategic milestones achieved in this period. We appreciate his dedication, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to grow Arval to a leading position in sustainable mobility."

Onno Bierhoff: "I would like to thank Arval BNP Paribas for its trust and the many great opportunities I received over the past few years. I am immensely proud of the commitment of my colleagues and would like to thank them for the pleasant cooperation, and their dedication and passion towards our clients over the years."

Arval BNP Paribas Netherlands and Onno Bierhoff have decided in good consultation that they will part ways. Together, they have come to the conclusion that a different type of leader is needed for the challenges Arval BNP Paribas faces in the coming period. After a couple of intense years, Onno will first take a break to spend more time with his family, among other things. Afterwards, he will orientate himself on a new step in which he hopes to contribute to solving sustainability issues.



For more information, please contact:

Frédérique van Gijn, media relations BNP Paribas Arval Nederland

Tel: +31 (0)6 113 68 659

About Arval

Arval was founded in 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. As a specialist in car leasing and offering mobility solutions, Arval provides a complete service package. It offers its customers - large international companies, SMEs and independent professionals - tailor-made solutions that promote the mobility of their employees and relieve customers of all the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and quality of service, which are the basis of Arval's promises to its clients, are delivered in 30 countries by more than 7,500 employees. Arval's total global fleet includes over 1.5 million vehicles (December 2021). Arval is a founding member of the Element-Arval Global Alliance, the longest standing strategic alliance in the market in terms of fleet management and world leader with 3 million vehicles in 53 countries. Within BNP Paribas, Arval is part of the core business of Retail Banking.

In The Netherlands, Arval holds the sixth position in the market with more than 60.000 cars. With 290 employees, Arval implements efficient fleet management on a daily basis. Whether it concerns the leasing of a few cars or the complete outsourcing of a fleet of more than 500 lease cars, Arval always ensures a streamlined process with short lines of communication and continuously strives to improve its services. This makes the cooperation with its customers efficient, accurate and transparent.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 72 countries and has more than 202,000 employees, including nearly 154,000 in Europe. The Group is a key player in retail banking and financial services. .Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and lines of business in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.

BNP Paribas is the largest European corporate bank in The Netherlands. Thanks to a worldwide network and the strong presence in the different financial markets, BNP Paribas offers international expertise and services to the Dutch market. Our experts at BNP Paribas provide solutions in wealth & asset management, insurance, financing, leasing, real estate and mobility solutions, mainly business to business.

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