Europcar Mobility Group appoints Holger Peters as Chairman of its Supervisory Board alongside Peter Gowers as Group CEO

– FRANCE, Paris –  Europcar Mobility Group (EPA: EUCAR) today announced its new governance structure with the appointment of Holger Peters as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Peter Gowers as Group CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, effective immediately.

Holger Peters, Chairman of the Supervisory Board said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter and Philip to their new roles. Peter is a highly experienced global executive with a background in brands, travel, and technology transformation. His appointment will add key international leadership skills to complement the extensive capabilities in car rental and mobility services within the company and its shareholders. Philip brings great experience as a CFO in the consumer space. With this new, strong leadership team, Europcar Mobility Group will further accelerate its ongoing transformation into a leading mobility company, building on the company’s strengths and the milestones already achieved.”

About Peter Gowers

Peter Gowers is an international travel and technology executive, with more than twenty-five years of experience in driving brands, customer experience, technology, and transformation in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in both listed and private businesses.

He joins Europcar Mobility Group from European budget hotel operator Travelodge, where he recently served as CEO. Before this, he was CEO of Safestore Holdings, an Anglo-French services, and real estate business. His experience also includes ten years with the global hotel operator InterContinental Hotels Group, serving successively as its Head of Strategy, Group CMO, and CEO for Asia-Pacific, and with the technology and strategy consulting firm Arthur D.Little.

Peter Gowers said: “Europcar Mobility Group is a great international mobility player with a proud history and an excellent team. People around the world have a growing need to access the right form of transport, on-demand, with the least impact on the environment and at a price they can afford. With its scale and expertise in innovation, Europcar Mobility Group is ideally positioned to meet those needs and become the leader in sustainable mobility. I look forward to working closely with the team over the years ahead to reach the next level in the company’s development.”

Holger Peters commented: “Caroline Parot is an outstanding leader, who, together with the company’s well-trained and highly motivated staff, successfully kicked off Europcar Mobility Group’s transformation into a digitally-driven mobility provider, while, at the same time, stabilizing the business amid economic and geopolitical turmoil. The Supervisory Board and the company thank her for her great service throughout her time with the business and we wish her well for the future.”

About Europcar Mobility Group

Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in mobility markets and is listed on Euronext Paris. Europcar Mobility Group’s purpose is to offer attractive alternatives to vehicle ownership, responsibly and sustainably. With this in mind, the Group offers a wide range of car and van rental services – be it for a few hours, a few days, a week, a month or more – with a fleet equipped with the latest engines, and which will be increasingly “green” in the years to come. Customers’ satisfaction is at the heart of the Group’s ambition and that of its employees. It also fuels the ongoing development of new offerings in the Group’s three service lines – Professional, Leisure, and Proximity – which respond to the specific needs and use cases of both businesses and individuals. The Group’s 4 major brands are Europcar – the European leader of car rental and light commercial vehicle rental, Goldcar – the low-cost car rental Leader in Europe, InterRent – ‘mid-tier’ car rental, and Ubeeqo – one of the European leaders of roundtrip car-sharing (BtoB, BtoC). Europcar Mobility Group delivers its mobility solutions worldwide through an extensive network in over 140 countries (including wholly-owned subsidiaries – 18 in Europe, 1 in the USA, 2 in Australia and New Zealand – completed by franchisees and partners).

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