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Alphabet’s Clive Buhagiar named head of operational services

Alphabet GB has appointed Clive Buhagiar as its head of operational services.

Clive Buhagiar, Alphabet head of operational services

Buhagiar replaces Kit Wisdom, who left to join Tusker as operations director in the summer, and has been with Alphabet since 2011, initially joining as head of public sector following the acquisition of ING Car Lease by the company. In 2014 he was appointed to the role of head of commercial performance, leading the team responsible for developing and driving Alphabet’s strategic commercial and customer initiatives in the UK.

Chief operating officer Uwe Hildinger, who joined in September from Alphabet International, commented on Buhagiar’s appointment, saying: “Clive’s commercial experience is a huge advantage in a role which brings together Alphabet’s operational ‘business backbone’ with leading-edge developments in connected vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), as well as anticipating the changing landscape of consumer demands.

“Clive is a well-respected and highly regarded figure in the Alphabet organisation both in the UK industry and internationally, with a number of outstanding personal qualities. He brings both a first-rate strategic mind and true customer insight, together with the ability to build and motivate winning teams which deliver real world results for both Alphabet and our customers. His appointment reflects the quality and depth of individual talent which exists within Alphabet and demonstrates one of the four pillars of our UK strategy, that ‘Our People Make the Difference’.”

Buhagiar added: “My ambition is to help discover and implement new, innovative ways to further enhance and improve our service offering, while adapting to new mobility trends where technology and data offers Alphabet and our customers new challenges and opportunities.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.