BRINGING 30 years of in international experience, Alain Van Groenendael has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Arval.

He joins the full service vehicle leasing specialist having spent a large part of his career at Citibank in a wide variety of roles and locations, culminating as CEO of Consumer Bank, Western Europe and a member of the Citigroup Management Committee.

He has also held senior posts at the Loans and Financial Services Division at the PPR Group, Finaref and BNP Paribas Personal Finance where in 2015 he was made Chairman of the company and joined the Management Committees of both International Financial Services and Retail Banking at BNP Paribas Group.

From November 2017 to June 2018, he was the Chairman of Opel Vauxhall Finance and was also Vice-President of the ASF (French Association of Specialised Financial Companies) and President of Eurofinas (European Federation of Finance House Associations).

Van Groenendael is a graduate of ICHEC Brussels Management School and also a qualified Sales Engineer from Saint-Louis University in Brussels. His appointment at Arval took effect on 1st January.


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