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Avis Budget Group appoints Mark Servodidio as MD for Europe

Mr Servodidio will report to Larry De Shon, president, international and will assume responsibility for all aspects of the company's vehicle rental operations, including customer service and fleet management, across Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 

Mr Servodidio brings 14 years of experience at Avis Budget Group to his new position.  Most recently, he served as managing director for Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK, overseeing the recent acquisition of the Company's Scandinavian licensees. His prior positions include executive vice president, Franchisee and Corporate Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and global roles including Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. 

As a result of the move, Nina Bell, who formerly served as the company's EMEA strategy director, has been appointed managing director, Northern Region, with oversight of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

"Throughout his tenure, Mark has proven to be an exceptional leader, and he brings a wealth of experience to his new role," said Mr De Shon. "Under Mark's leadership, the European region is well positioned to continue on its path of profitable growth, geographic expansion, enhanced efficiency and dedication to the customer."

"I'm also delighted that Mark's promotion has provided Nina, another highly respected leader within our business, with the opportunity to take forward the leadership of our Northern Region," Mr De Shon added. 

Mark Servodidio and Nina Bell both assume their new roles with immediate effect.

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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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.