Marchel Koops appointed CCO of Athlon International
Monday, September 9, 2019
Marchel Koops, currently Managing Director of Athlon Netherlands, will join the Athlon Management Board as Chief Commercial Officer. In this position he succeeds Peter Derks who will retire at the end of the year. In his new role, Marchel will be responsible for all commercial activities for Athlon internationally. Jean-Pierre Vissers, currently Director International Markets, will succeed Koops as Managing Director Athlon Netherlands.
Gero Goetzenberger, CEO Athlon says: “Marchel Koops has proven that he puts the customer first. He will bring this customer orientation combined with his broad experience to contribute to Athlon’s growth as Chief Commercial Officer. Jean-Pierre Vissers will build on our success in the Dutch market brining in valuable insights from steering the international markets. We thank Peter Derks for his outstanding contributions to Athlon.”
Koops has been with Athlon for 14 years, and held various management positions. As Managing Director Athlon Netherlands for the past four years, he fostered innovations regarding mobility management and ChangeMyCar.
Koops: “I am excited about my new role. I look forward to strengthening Athlon’s position and contributing to our growth. I look back on a great time managing Athlon Netherlands in which we, together with our customers, achieved a lot.”
Building on innovative leadership
Jean-Pierre Vissers will succeed Koops as Managing Director of Athlon Netherlands on 1 October. He led the Athlon International Markets since 2010 and was able to further build the customer growth story as a full service and mobility solutions provider internationally. Previously, he worked for GE Capital in various positions, a.o. Chief Operating Officer for Global Working Capital Solutions and Managing Director of Fleet Services Central Europe.
Vissers: “I am very proud of what we have achieved as International Markets within the last three years, sustaining high service levels with our customers and growing our portfolio by double digits. I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Athlon team in the Netherlands, and to continue to build on our innovative leadership and further growth.”
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