Jürgen Winkler will take on the position of Chief Operations Officer at Alphabet International, starting April 1st 2021. He will succeed COO Melanie Schillinger and will be in charge of IT, Business Process Management and Operations of all Alphabet markets in this position.
Jürgen Winkler, currently global Head of Market Liaison at BMW Financial Services, started his career in 2005 at the finance division by supporting the global organisation in various transformational projects as part of his Process Management and Inhouse Consulting responsibility. In 2011, he took on the CEO role in Greece and supported the market successfully during the crisis years. After that, he was CEO of BMW Financial Services Belgium, before he became the Regional COO for the EMEA Region in 2016. Before joining the BMW Group, he worked at Ford Credit for 11 years.
In his new role, he will further drive the company’s goal of process automation and digitalisation – not only within the company but also in every Alphabet product – particularly the full-service app AlphaGuide for drivers. “Alphabet is an innovative and experienced mobility partner for organisations worldwide and I'm really looking forward to be a part of it. I will support the Alphabet operations in their endeavour to optimise processes within the company to ease and strengthen the access to Business Mobility,” Jürgen Winkler, new COO at Alphabet International.
Marco Lessacher, CEO Alphabet International: “I am really looking forward to having Jürgen on board. With his extensive experiences from the markets and especially in the area of process management, we will further develop our success in satisfying our customer's needs”.
Jürgen Winkler succeeds Melanie Schillinger, who will take on a new position within the BMW Group in Munich. Marco Lessacher: “I would like to thank Melanie for her invaluable contribution to Alphabet over the past years and wish her all the best for the future”.