Grégoire Chové heads Arval Europe
Grégoire Chové (pictured, right), until now General Manager of Arval Italia, has been appointed as Arval's Managing Director for Europe. Taking over his leading role in Italy will be Štefan Majtán (pictured, left). Both appointments will take effect on 1 July.
Mr Chové led Arval Italy for seven years, during which time it surpassed the 200,000-vehicle milestone (this January). Read a full-length interview with Mr Chové here. In his new role as Managing Director Europe, he will be responsible for four key European countries, also Arval's four biggest markets: France, Spain, the UK and Italy. He will lead the efforts to implement development and synergies in these countries. “This new role is an important recognition of the incredible job done by all of Arval Italy's employees,” he said. “I'm fortunate that my connection with Italy will continue in my new European role. My best wishes to Stefan.”
Mr Majtán (48), a native of Slovakia, has substantial experience in automotive. He joined Arval in 2003, starting up and rolling out branches in Central Europe. Since 2011, he is Arval's Regional Manager for Central Europe (Switzerland, Austria, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania). “It will be an honour to lead and develop a market that has become a touchstone not just in the rental market, but also in the mobility sector,” he said. “I will work to ensure that Arval Italy remains a main lab for Arval innovations.”