Bard is Avis Budget’s new Fleet & Supply Chain Director
Avis Budget has appointed Pierre-Olivier Bard as its new Fleet & Supply Chain Director for its Western Region in Europe, an area covering France and the three Benelux countries.
In his new role, Mr Bard (pictured) will be managing the Fleet Purchasing, Rotation, Remarketing, Logistics and Maintenance functions for the global car rental company in those four countries.
Mr Bard has been with the Avis Budget Group for almost 7 years, initially as Remarketing Director Europe (2012-2018), then a year as Fleet Purchasing and Remarketing Director International (EMEA & Asia/Pacific). He took up his new role, based at Avis Budget’s European HQ in Paris, last month.
Mr Bard has degrees in econometrics from the Université Paris Nanterre and in strategy from Columbia University. His earlier professional experience includes stints in risk analysis (at GE Money Bank in Paris), asset management (for GE Capital Fleet Services in France) and asset analysis (for GE Capital Solutions).