LeasePlan appoints new chief operating officer
Mr Huster starts with the company on 1 January 2011 and will be appointed to the managing board with effect from 1 April 2011 when Mr Lützenkirchen retires. Over the transition period, Mr Huster will work closely with Mr. Lützenkirchen to ensure a smooth transition of operational and board responsibilities.
He joins LeasePlan from Volkswagen Financial Services AG, where he held the positions of chief operating officer and chief information officer. He spent his early career with McKinsey in Düsseldorf and Deutsche BP in Hamburg.
Commenting on the appointment, Vahid Daemi, chief executive officer of LeasePlan Corporation NV, said: 'I am delighted to welcome Sven to LeasePlan. His track record and experience in financial services will bring added strength to our managing board. We are confident that his business and operational experience will be of great value as LeasePlan continues to reinforce its global leadership position. We very much look forward to working with him.'
Mr Daemi added: 'On behalf of the managing board, I would like to thank Hans Peter for the important contribution he has made to LeasePlan. His accomplishments mean that we can move forward with a sound operational base. We have enjoyed working with Hans Peter and wish him all the best in his retirement.'