CLIVE Buhagiar has been appointed interim chief operating officer at mobility and fleet leasing specialists Alphabet, effective 01 August 2020.

As interim COO, Buhagiar will be responsible for all the operational function of Alphabet GB and will also continue in his current position as head of operational services.

The broker funder announced the interim role for Buhagiar, who is taking over from Uwe Hildinger, who joins Alphabet Germany as their new chief executive officer in August.

Buhagiar has been with Alphabet since 2011, initially joining as head of public sector following the acquisition of ING Car Lease. In 2014 he was appointed head of commercial performance, where he led the team responsible for creating and driving Alphabet’s strategic customer and commercial initiatives.

Buhagiar, who was appointed head of operational services in 2018, commented:

“Having held a number of positions across Alphabet’s commercial and operations network over the last nine years, I’ve been fortunate to build and develop a strong strategic understanding of true customer insights and business operations to help deliver change for both Alphabet and our customers.

“I am looking forward to using this experience to continue the great work Uwe has already put into place, while anticipating the new challenges presented to us from the ‘new normal’ alongside the rest of the Management Committee.

“I’m pleased that in this interim role, I will be able to continue working with my current team, supporting the backbone of Alphabet GB with innovative developments in new vehicles and proactively managing changing consumer demands.

“I wish Uwe every success as he takes up the position of CEO of Alphabet Germany.”

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