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LeasePlan Hires Innovation Strategy VP From IBM

April 12, 2018

LeasePlan USA's Felipe Smolka
LeasePlan USA's Felipe Smolka

LeasePlan USA has named Felipe Smolka its senior vice president and transformation officer as the fleet management company expands its executive leadership team. 

Smolka will lead the strategy to drive modernization and innovation across the U.S. subsidiary and launch the company further into its journey to deliver what’s next for fleet, mobility and connected vehicles, according to LeasePlan. 

"Not only will Felipe and his team be integral to transforming our business in the U.S., he will also assure that we leverage the Power of One LeasePlan and the benefits of being a truly global organization through operational excellence,” said Jeff Schlesinger, president and CEO at LeasePlan USA.

Smolka joins LeasePlan from his most recent role at IBM Global Business Services, where he led their global connected vehicles strategy. His career has revolved around digital transformation, developing cutting-edge technologies and leveraging the power of big data to create and deliver value.

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