Marco Lessacher became Head of Alphabet International in July 2019. He started his career at the BMW Group in 2007 and held various CEO functions, among others at BMW Financial Services and Alphabet Germany. He was subsequently responsible as Head of International Corporate, Direct and Special Sales at the BMW Group.
In 2017, he assumed responsibility for BMW Group's Financial Services business in Central and Southeastern Europe and further developed the region with its eleven markets in a very successful and forward-looking manner as Chairman of the Board of BMW Austria Bank GmbH.
Markus Deusing took over the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Alphabet International in January 2020. Markus will continue the successful work on Alphabet’s core business and remains dedicated to fulfilling our clients’ requirements as a one-stop-shop for solid consulting and holistic, tailor-made fleet services. In addition, he will be responsible for the strategic coordination and development of all Alphabet markets.
Markus started his career at the BMW Group in 2005 and held various leading functions, among others at BMW AG and Alphabet Germany. In his last role, he was responsible as Head of Business Development and Marketing for International Corporate and Special Sales at the BMW Group. In his career at BMW he gained great experience not only in sales development, but also in mobility, innovation and product management, as well as in marketing and communications.
Melanie Schillinger joins the Alphabet International team as Chief Operations Officer at Alphabet International in September 2017. She is in charge of IT, Business Process Management and Operations of all 19 Alphabet markets.
Melanie Schillinger’s career started in 1992 at the BMW Bank in Munich where she gained experience in different fields, such as Operations, Banking, Quality Management and Customer Support in leasing and financing. After being responsible for the Direct Banking division as Head of Customer Service, she moved into the Corporate Quality division of BMW AG. For the past two years, she has been successfully managing Finance and Shared Services at the BMW Welt.
Juan Ridao Alonso is the new Chief Financial Officer at Alphabet International as of January 2020.
Juan started his career at the BMW Group in 2001 in the Financial Services division and gained vast experience in different fields, such as controlling, accounting, risk management and credit. He has held a variety of executive financial positions in the UK, Mexico and Spain. In his last role, he was responsible as Head of Credit Management at Alphabet International.
Dr. Andreas Fischer took up the reigns at Alphabet International as Head of Risk Management and Compliance in 2019. He started his career at the BMW Group in 1997 in the Financial Services division and held various managerial functions at BMW AG in strategy, quality management and accounting. Andreas has already been part of the Alphabet family since 2012 when he became Chief Risk Officer at Alphabet Netherlands, a position he held until 2017.