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16 Oct 19

Meet the 2019 Fleet Europe Awards finalists

On 15 and 16 October, twelve fleet and mobility managers from across Europe and the world travelled to the Arval headquarters in Brussels. Their mission: convincing the expert jury they deserve one of the Fleet Europe Awards that will be presented in Estoril at the Fleet Europe Summit.

As taxation, technology, user expectations and legislation around fleet and mobility are changing, so are the Awards. They have been revised into the following 6 categories:

  1. Global Fleet Manager of the Year rewards the person or the team, managing a fleet at global level and having most successfully developed a global fleet approach
     
  2. European Fleet and Mobility Manager of the Year goes to the winner of one of the following 4 prizes:
  3. European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year goes to the person or team that can show a substantial contribution to the company’s vehicle fleet strategy and execution
  4. European Green Fleet Manager of the Year goes to the person or team that can show an improvement related to the emission strategy of the vehicle fleet
  5. European Smart Mobility Fleet Manager of the Year goes to the person or team that can show a strategy that goes beyond the vehicle fleet programme
  6. European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year goes to the person or team that has contributed to a fleet safety programme with a visible reduction in the number of accidents

Do you want to find out who gets to take home one of these awards? Join us at the Fleet Europe Summit in Estoril on 6-7 November.

These are the finalists:

Valerie Barratt

  • Senior Lead Buyer – Procurement/Finance
  • ING Groep NV
  • 8,945 vehicles worldwide (all in Europe)
  • European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year, European Green Fleet Manager of the Year and European Smart Mobility Manager of the Year finalist

John Dmochowsky

  • Global Fleet Manager – Global Operations
  • Mondelez International
  • 10,100 vehicles worldwide – 4,500 in Europe
  • Global Fleet Manager of the Year and European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Jorge Fernandez

  • Global Category Manager-Fleet – Global Procurement
  • Roche
  • 14,202 vehicles worldwide – 7,592 in Europe
  • Global Fleet Manager of the Year and European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Katharina Heckmann

  • Regional Category Manager Company Cars – Procurement
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • > 4,000 vehicles worldwide (all in Europe)
  • European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Gábor Krafcsik

  • Senior Commodity Manager – Global Category Manager
  • General Electric
  • 29,700 vehicles worldwide – 10,000 in Europe
  • Global Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Andy Leeden

  • Global Fleet Category Manager – Global Procurement
  • AstraZeneca
  • 17,988 vehicles worldwide – 6,203 in Europe
  • European Green Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Jarno Pajunen

  • Category Manager – Nokia Procurement
  • Nokia
  • 12,320 vehicles worldwide – 8,115 in Europe
  • European Green Fleet Manager of the Year, European Smart Mobility Manager of the Year and European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Ana Maria Stehneiov

  • Global Category Manager – Procurement
  • Honeywell Inc
  • 10,705 vehicles worldwide – 5,091 in Europe
  • Global Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Zoltan Sziller

  • Procurement – Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management
  • INGKA
  • 3,150 vehicles worldwide – 2,900 in Europe (numbers do not include LCVs)
  • European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year and European Green Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Jean-Romain Theil

  • Sourcing Manager – Operations
  • LVMH
  • 4,050 vehicles worldwide – 3,750 in Europe
  • European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Jurjen Voorthuijzen

  • Associate Fleet Manager & External Mobility EU
  • Stryker European Operations
  • 1,550 vehicles worldwide (all in Europe)
  • European Smart Mobility Fleet Manager of the Year and European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year finalist

Arnaud Willing-Salleron

  • Group Fleet Director – Global Procurement Department
  • Veolia
  • 40,500 vehicles worldwide – 13,800 in Europe
  • European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year and European Safety Manager of the Year finalist

Image: Katharina Heckmann, Kuehne + Nagel, presenting her case to the jury

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck