26 aoû 23

Introducing the First Fleet APAC Advisory Board: Pioneering the Future of Fleet Management in Asia Pacific

In response to a growing demand for information, content and networking opportunities in, and for, the APAC region, we are delighted to share that the launch of our Fleet APAC platform. The inauguration of the first Fleet APAC Advisory Board marks a significant stride towards enhancing fleet management practices in the Asia-Pacific region. The enthusiasm from participants has surpassed all expectations, with a robust assembly of experts from the fleet manager community and the supply chain stepping up to drive this initiative.

Uniting for a Common Mission

The mission of the Fleet APAC Advisory Board is multifaceted and far-reaching. At its core, the board is committed to supporting business development in the APAC region, fostering internationalization, and advancing the education of fleet managers. This strategic collaboration aims to equip fleet managers with the skills and knowledge required to navigate the dynamic landscape of fleet management in APAC successfully.

Additionally, the Board aims to prepare the sector for emerging opportunities, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of innovation and change. By creating a community of like-minded professionals, the advisory board seeks to cultivate a sense of high interest and motivation within the APAC region, fostering an environment where collaboration thrives and insights are shared.

Steering Towards Success

The Fleet APAC Advisory Board is comprised of individuals representing various leading corporations. These board members, who have already formally confirmed their participation, spanning across both the fleet manager community, the supply chain and Global Fleet expertise, bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.

The corporate fleet managers on the Advisory Board include:

  • Agnieszka Richter, EMEA Indirect Procurement Director / Global Fleet Strategy Lead and Monika Adamus, International Fleet Manager – EMEA Region at Elanco

  • Anna Proshak, Procurement Category Lead at PMI

  • Andy Leeden, Associate Director Fleet & Mobility, and his APAC colleague Joy Wang, at Astra Zeneca

  • Aravind Valluvan, Category Manager APAC and MEA at Novartis

  • Ben Varey, Associate Dirctor, Global Fleet and Travel, and his APAC colleagues Minoru Nagai and Josep Hendrawan, at OTIS

  • Chula Sulagaesuan, APAC Regional Category Manager, Fleet, at Syngenta

  • Elena Malagarriga, Fleet and Mobility Global Category Leads, and her APAC colleague Miho Gozatani, at Takeda

  • Fiseha Delelegn, Fleet Manager at Heineken

  • Franz Fehlner, Head of International Fleet Mgmt. & Chauffeur Servcies at Allianz

  • Ikhwan Rosli, Global Category Manager at BP

  • Mukul Patwardhan, Category Manager Fleet at Eaton

  • Patrik Havranek, Head of Group Fleet Management at ISS

  • Paula Oliveira, Global Head of Fleet at Zoetis

  • Silvia Branca, Head of International Procurement - Fleet at Tetra Pak

The advisory board is further enriched by the following confirmed supply chain representatives:

  • Bart Beckers, CCO & Deputy CEO at ARVAL and Julie Meynard, Director Arval International Business Office (IBO) at ARVAL
  • Chris Tulloch, CEO at Custom Fleet
  • Jesper Rolink, Director Leasing Accounts at JATO
  • Suvajit Karmakar, Chief Executive Officer & Wholetime Director (ALD Automotive Pvt Ltd.) at Ayvens and Thierry Faure, Ayvens CCO Asia region & deputy CEO ALD - MHC Mobility Thailand
  • Liulin Sh, Project Director, Shouqi 
  • Mark Howlett, Head of Corporate Sales & Remarketing/Retail Finance at KIA
  • Marc Lim, VP Business Development & Integrated Partnerships at BP
  • Marc Sibbald, Founder Fleet News Group Australia & Director IPWEA Fleet & Plant Management
  • Nicola Veratelli, CEO at OCTO
  • Reggie Cabal, CEO / MD ORIX ANZ and Scott Thorpe, Executive Leader ORIX ANZ
  • Sean Killen, VP at GEOTAB
  • Vivek Vaidya, Global Leader Mobility, Frost & Sullivan

Global Fleet expertise will be brought by:

  • Caroline Thonnon, CEO
  • Steven Schoefs, Head of Strategic Relations
  • Yves Helven, Head of Content and Customer Acquisition

An Open Invitation to Join

The Fleet APAC Advisory Board extends an open invitation to individuals with expertise and interest in the APAC corporate fleet and mobility landscape. The initiative aims to create a diverse and inclusive community, fostering collaboration and collective learning.

Embrace the Future

The journey ahead promises a series of insightful endeavors, including online Expert Meetings, expert content via E-Books and articles. The advisory board will provide comprehensive coverage and updates on its activities, sharing valuable insights gained from each meeting.

Answer the Call to Action

For those intrigued by the dynamic realm of APAC fleet management, the Fleet APAC Advisory Board calls upon you to follow their initiatives closely. Moreover, don't miss the chance to participate in the Expert Meetings scheduled for:

  • January 24th, 2024, 9.00h to 10.30h CET around the theme of "Sustainability and Technology" GET TICKETS

Your involvement can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of fleet management in the Asia-Pacific region.

As the Fleet APAC Advisory Board sets sail on this pioneering journey, they invite you to be a part of this transformative chapter and contribute to the evolution of fleet management practices in the APAC region.

For more information about this exciting intiative, reach out to Caroline Thonnon

Authored by: Yves Helven