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.
After five years as Chief Executive of Alphabet UK, Richard Schooling joined the management team at Alphabet International as Chief Commercial Officer in May 2016. With the BMW Group since 1997, and part of the original senior management team that founded Alphabet the same year, Richard Schooling is an expert in the leasing industry.
His prior positions include Country Head of Alphabet UK and COO of BMW Financial Services. Before settling into the fleet business in 1986, Richard Schooling’s career spanned finance, operations, sales and marketing in various industries.
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.
Dr. Martin Stremplat was named CFO of Alphabet International in July 2013. Since joining BMW in 1998, Dr. Stremplat has held a variety of executive financial positions in America and Europe, including CFO of BMW Financial Services in North America and Head of Accounting and Controlling at BMW Bank.
“Alphabet continues to lead the way in international Business Mobility. Profitability and growth demand an innovative approach and a comprehensive business vision. These are the foundations of Alphabet’s sustained success.”
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.