Two further top appointments at Arval
Arval continues refreshing its top talent. Following the announcement of three major appointments at the start of the month, the Paris-based leasing and mobility multinational has now announced the appointments of Stefano Berlenghi (pictured left) as its Chief Operating Officer, and Bertrand Gousset (pictured right) as its Global Operations Director, replacing Mr Berlenghi. Both roles are part of the company’s Operating Office.
Mr Berlenghi joined Arval back in 1999. After working in sales and marketing in Italy and Spain, he became General Manager of Arval India. He returned to Italy in 2014, working his way up to become General Manager Arval Italy Fleet Services. He took on his previous role as Global Operations Director in 2019. His current role as Arval COO is effective from May – so in fact his appointment would seem to have been simultaneous with the aforementioned three. In his new role, Mr Berlenghi, who is also a member of the Arval Executive Committee, reports to Arval Chairman and CEO Alain van Groenendael.
Mr Gousset has 30 years’ experience in the BNP Paribas Group, where he was Chief Financial Officers and International Director for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, and until 2012 a member of its executive committee. That year, he switched to retail banking, eventually becoming Chief Compliance Officer for BNP Paribas in France. In 2018, he joined Arval as Deputy Director of Retail Activities. In 2020, he became Arval France’s Operations Director. In his new role as Global Operations Director, he reports to Mr Berlenghi. Mr Gousset has also joined Arval’s executive committee.