João Miguel Leandro appointed as Chief Executive Officer of RCI Bank and Services as of 1 September 2019
29 July 2019
João Miguel Leandro appointed as Chief Executive Officer of RCI Bank and Services of 1 September 2019
João Miguel Leandro has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of RCI Bank and Services, effective from September 1, 2019. He succeeds Bruno Kintzinger, who is retiring.
João Miguel Leandro reports to Clotilde Delbos, Groupe Renault Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at RCI Bank and Services. He will also become a member of the Management Committee of Groupe Renault.
“I would like to thank Bruno Kintzinger for his entire career at Groupe Renault, and in particular at RCI Bank and Services. He contributed significantly to the Group's performance throughout his career, and notably since April 2018 as the Head of RCI Bank and Services.
João Miguel Leandro’s expertise in the finance and banking fields in France and abroad, as well as his knowledge of the businesses, offers and services in car financing, are real assets to strengthen RCI Bank and Services’ contribution to the development of the Alliance’s brands.” said Clotilde Delbos, Chairman of RCI Bank and Services.
Born in Portugal in 1972, João Miguel Leandro holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He started his career in 1995 as a marketing analyst at Procter & Gamble before becoming head of the equity research department of Banco Mello Investimentos in 1996. In 2000, João Miguel Leandro continued his career at strategy consulting firms in the United States, first at Bain & Company and then at McKinsey & Company. In September 2003, he joined Banco Mais Group, specializing in car financing, as Chief Executive Officer for Hungary, then launched the business in Slovakia in 2005. In 2008 he oversaw the launch of a new bank in Hungary, Banco Primus, specializing in car financing. João Miguel Leandro joined Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance group in 2010, as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Credibom, leader in the car financing market in Portugal. In 2015, he joined the Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance (CA CF) Group Executive Committee in charge of the coordination of business units, governance and organization of the Group in Paris. In 2017, João Miguel Leandro was appointed Deputy CEO of CA CF: his professional scope expanded to include the credit, legal and corporate business lines at the group level. He also supervised the creation of the CA CF joint venture with Bankia in Spain and the acquisition of Profamily in Italy, and co-piloted the CA CF 2020 strategic plan.
João Miguel Leandro has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of RCI Bank and Services, effective 1 September 2019.
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About RCI Banque S.A. :
Created and wholly owned by Groupe Renault, RCI Banque S.A. is a French bank specializing in automotive financing and services for the customers and dealership networks of Groupe Renault (Renault, Dacia, Alpine, Renault Samsung Motors and Lada) worldwide, the Nissan Group (Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun) mainly in Europe, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea and through joint ventures in Russia and India, and Mitsubishi Motors in the Netherlands.
RCI Bank and Services has been the new commercial identity of RCI Banque S.A. since February 2016.
With 3,600 employees in 36 countries, RCI Bank and Services financed over 1.8 million contracts (for new and used vehicles) in 2018 and sold more than 4.8 million services.
At end-December 2018, average performing assets stood at €44.4 billion of financing and pre-tax income at €1,215 million.
RCI Bank and Services has rolled out a deposits collection business in five countries since 2012. At end-December 2018, net collected deposits totaled €15.9 billion, or 34% of the company's assets.
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