FleetVision has strengthened its team of advisors with the appointments of Alain Duez and Wim Buzzi, who bring a wealth of fleet management, change management and procurement knowledge to the business.
Duez joins the fleet and mobility consultancy arm within TÜV SÜD Grou having spent almost 27 years in fleet and procurement director roles with leading business consultant and professional services provider Accenture.
In his new role at FleetVision, he will be responsible for working with clients on, amongst others, best practice procurement, tender optimisation and corporate mobility programs.
“I am really looking forward to this new challenge and helping our clients to review and optimise their fleet and mobility setups, as well as getting the best sourcing partnerships,” he said.
Belgium-based Duez, continued: “I feel I can bring real value to the business having been heavily involved in procurement strategy and the implementation of new measures for the 12,500-strong vehicle fleet at Accenture over a number of years.”
At the same time, Buzzi has also joined FleetVision as an independent consultant from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, where he was in charge of relationship and business development with rental companies, fleet owners and corporate clients in Belgium and Luxembourg.
He is no stranger to the Fleet Logistics Group having previously served as chief regional officer for Western Europe, leading a team of directors in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands.
Prior to that he was senior manager fleet for Coca-Cola Enterprises where he was responsible for heading up the EU fleet team and managing relationships with third party suppliers.
Here, he gained a wealth of experience on change management, crucial in many of FleetVision’s projects. He was also heavily involved in ‘procure-to-pay’ aspects of fleet management, another valuable source of experience for fleet optimization projects.
Buzzi, a business management graduate, said: “In my new role at FleetVision, I will be looking to help develop deeper relationships with OEMs and leasing companies, as well as ensuring that our clients receive the best possible advice on optimising their fleet policies.
“I will also focus on managing relations with stakeholders and senior decision-makers to help in effectively implementing changes to the way corporates organize their mobility and fleet,” he said.
Thibault Alleyn, global consulting director at FleetVision, said: “We are delighted with these two new appointments as both will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the consulting team at FleetVision at a time when many fleet owners face real challenges in the operation of their fleets.
“This year and beyond will prove to be crucial times for fleet operators, with many external factors directly impacting their fleet set-up.
“These include alternative powertrain strategy, with decisions on diesel, petrol, hybrid and electric vehicles related to the new WLTP emissions testing regime; fleet reporting and monitoring around the new IFRS16 leasing accounting standard; plus the whole transition from company car to mobility for current benefit fleets.”