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Enterprise’s Khaled Shahbo moves to become head of European operations

Khaled Shahbo, senior vice president for the UK and Ireland at Enterprise Holdings, has moved to become senior vice president for Europe.

Khaled Shahbo becomes senior vice president for Europe at Enterprise Holdings

He takes over from Mike Nigro, who has retired from Enterprise following a 38-year career, and takes responsibility for Enterprise’s European operations at the business looks to extend its leadership in shared mobility. The business will also continue to expand its extensive network of more than 1,300 branches across EMEA, where it has operations in 48 countries.

Khaled joined Enterprise via its Management Training Programme in 1991 at a branch in Southern California. He moved to the UK in 1994, which was the year that Enterprise first opened for business in Europe, and ran several UK groups, including Scotland & Northern Ireland, and Southeast England, before becoming managing director for the UK & Ireland in 2015.

He was promoted to senior vice president for the UK & Ireland in 2018. During his time at the helm, Enterprise expanded its range of services, technologies and branch network in both countries. This has included the development of the Enterprise Car Club business, along with the integration of SHB Hire into Enterprise’s Flex-E-Rent division to create one of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle rental companies.

Commenting on his new role, Shahbo said: “Rental and shared vehicles can be hugely beneficial for businesses and communities by providing them with affordable, convenient and sustainable transport options. I look forward to working with city authorities on projects that comprise our fleet, branch network, bespoke technologies and expertise as part of the next generation of integrated transport networks, which will make our urban areas better places to live and work. Our team is focused on developing shared mobility models and partnerships that provide customers with the right vehicle, in the right place at the right time.”

His successor to the role of senior vice president for the UK & Ireland will be announced shortly.

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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.

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