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Van der Meeren Takes Over as Alphabet’s Chief Risk Officer

MUNICH 21/08/2014 – On 1 July 2014 Raoul van der Meeren took up the reigns at Alphabet International as Chief Risk Officer. He succeeds former Alphabet Chief Risk Officer Menno Boekestijn and reports directly to Alphabet CEO, Norbert van den Eijnden.

Van der Meeren brings a wealth of financial management experience to the position gained during over 20 years in the finance industry. Since joining BMW Group in 2001, he has commanded a series of executive roles, such as Head of Capital Markets BMW Group and Managing Director BMW Finance N.V. Before, he held positions as a credit analyst and in project management at internationally renowned financial institutions. Previous tenures include time as an auditor at one of the world’s Big 4 accounting firms where his work focused on subsidiaries and Dutch corporations.

His commercial and risk acumen contributed to the successful performance of the Group during the latest global financial crisis. Van der Meeren graduated in Business Studies from the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.

About Alphabet

Alphabet is a leading provider of Business Mobility in Europe. As such, it enables companies to manage their corporate mobility in an economical and sustainable way. Founded in 1997 as a division of BMW Group, Alphabet has gathered extensive knowledge of international fleet management and leasing. Its comprehensive portfolio includes consulting and funding as well as smart management products and services for company fleets. Alphabet’s Business Mobility solutions are tailor-made to meet specific corporate requirements. Today, Alphabet has more than 536,000 cars of all makes under management and is ranked fourth in the market. Applying its expertise and technology, Alphabet also pioneers the creation of Advanced Mobility Solutions: AlphaElectric offers companies comprehensive eMobility, while AlphaCity is a cost-effective Corporate CarSharing option. Alphabet has its headquarters in Munich, Germany and is represented in 18 countries. For more information, please visit