Rachel Appleton appointed UK CEO for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

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BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK appoints Rachel Appleton as new UK CEOBNP Paribas Leasing Solutions are pleased to announce that Rachel Appleton has taken up the role of CEO in the UK as successor to Jean-Michel Boyer following his appointment as CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions France.

Rachel has over 30 years’ experience in asset finance, 20 of those at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. She has mastered a broad range of disciplines starting as a founder member of our U.K. Technology Solutions business in 2001.

In 2013, Rachel was appointed H.R. Director for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions U.K, focused on strong employee engagement, the upskilling of our people and developing a clear employee value proposition. More recently in 2019 Rachel became our UK Chief Transformation Officer, providing exceptional support for the business, responsible for delivering a number of new digital tools designed to improve service to our customers.

Rachel joined the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK board in 2019 and has consistently built and delivered strategies across all BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions business divisions aimed at enhancing service delivery and thus supporting our growth ambitions. She has a reputation for putting our customers and our people first whilst executing on business plans which deliver tangible results.

In her new role, Rachel will steer the UK business as we look to the future, one of ambitious growth in existing markets and expansion into new markets by adding value to our customers and helping them achieve their goals.


“I am absolutely delighted to take up the role of CEO in the UK. From a Group perspective asset finance sits firmly at the core of our broader strategy which enables us to give our customers the confidence to develop long term strategic alliances with us.

To support them we must continue to put our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

We have a talented team and are committed to providing them with the tools and skills they need to deliver outstanding service and expert support where and when it’s needed.

Our own growth plans must be closely aligned to those of our customers and our aim is to continually challenge ourselves to ensure we are the number one lessor of choice based on consistent service delivery. We look forward to sharing more detail about our plans over the coming months”

– Rachel Appleton, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK CEO


“I am delighted Rachel has agreed to take up the role of UK CEO for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. Her broad experience and excellent leadership skills combined with a passion for delivering great customer service and inspiring our people to achieve their full potential is a powerful combination which gives Rachel a unique view of what is needed to lead our teams, enabling them to deliver for our customers.”

– Raf Ramaekers, Country Supervisor BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

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