Gijsbert de Zoeten joined Inchcape as Chief Financial Officer in September 2019, and took his place on the Board as an Executive Director at the same time. Prior to joining Inchcape, Gijsbert was CFO at LeasePLan Corporation NV, the international fleet management and mobility services company. He was integral to the significant transformation of the business, following its sale by VW Group, which included a strong focus on operational excellence.
Previously, Gijsbert had a successful 27-year career at Unilever plc where he held a range of senior financial and operational roles leading to his six-year position as the CFO of Unilever Europe. During his time at Unilever, Gijsbert gained substantial operational experience, inclusive of new business integration, across Europe and the Americas.