Fabrizio Ruggiero is Deputy CEO of Europcar Mobility Group, Head of Business Units and Member of the Management Board.
He joined the Group in May 2011 and was appointed Deputy CEO in March 2015. Before taking charge of all the Group's Business Units on the 1st of December 2018, he had various responsibilities within the Group: Managing Director of Italy, Group Head of Mobility Solutions and more recently, Deputy CEO Sales, Marketing, Customers and Low Cost.
From 2004 to 2011 he was General Manager of the Italian company Leasys, a company controlled by Fiat Group Automobiles Financial Services and Crédit Agricole and a leader in the car leasing business in Italy. Also at Leasys, he served as Director of Sales and Marketing from 2005 to 2007 and as Director of Operations from 2004 to 2005.
Prior to these experiences, Fabrizio Ruggiero worked for Bain & Company Italy, as manager from 2000 to 2004, and for Accenture as a consultant from 1997 to 2000.
He holds a Masters in business management from the MIP Politecnico di Milano (1999) and a management diploma from the Università degli Studi di Roma (1995).
Chris Brown is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News for Bobit Business Media. Through these publications, online newsletters, trade events and associations, Chris covers all aspects of the fleet world, including fleet management, manufacturer fleet activities, the fleet leasing industry, vehicle remarketing, rental industry news, car rental taxation and legislation as well as automotive environmental initiatives and trends. Chris is actively involved in the National Vehicle Leasing Association and produces the Car Rental Show. Chris is relied on as industry resource in matters relating to car rental by major media outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times and National Public Radio.
Jim Schalberg is a 40 year veteran of the retail automotive industry and has been involved in the rental end of the industry since the late 70’s. Jim is the owner and principal of Jim Schalberg Auto Rental Solutions and Schalberg.com a provider of training, services and products designed specifically to help his clients “Sell More Rental Days”. Jim’s 2018 Profit Builders program includes regional meetings as well as Live Web Workshops and Private Coaching Sessions.