9 Sep 19

Marchel Koops new CCO at Athlon

Marchel Koops (pictured) will join the Athlon Management Board as Chief Commercial Officer, the lease company has just announced. He will replace Peter Derks, who will retire at the end of this year. Mr Koops’s own role as Managing Director of Athlon Netherlands will be taken up by Jean-Pierre Vissers. 

  • Peter Derks joined Daimler in 1987, headed Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in the Netherlands, the UK and Belgium/Luxembourg, as well as Mercedes-Benz Global Sales and Marketing, to name but a few of his roles. He is credited for integrating Athlon into Daimler in his previous role as Director of International Markets. Retiring as Chief Commercial Officer for Athlon also means he will vacate his seat on Athlon’s Management Board (AMB). 
  • On October 1st, Marchel Koops will take over both roles – CCO and AMB member. Mr Koops has been with Athlon for 14 years, in various positions. For the past 4 years, he has been Managing Director of Athlon Netherlands, fostering innovations in Mobility Management, Private Lease and ChangeMyCar. As CCO, he will be responsible for all commercial activities for Athlon internationally. 
  • Jean-Pierre Vissers will take over from Mr Koops as MD of Athlon Netherlands. Mr Vissers has been Athlon’s Director of International Markets since 2010. 


Authored by: Frank Jacobs