- Press Release

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions appoints Eric Gandemer as CEO

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Gandemer as the new Chief Executive Officer for the UK business. Eric’s extensive international experience and distinguished leadership record within the organisation makes him a valuable addition to the UK team. 


Eric joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in 1999. In 2010, after holding various roles across Europe, he relocated to Germany where he assumed functional responsibility for Finance, IT and Collections & Recovery. His strategic acumen and adept management skills saw him promoted to the role of CEO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2017 (DACH). During his tenure, Eric expertly steered the DACH cluster, where he executed innovative strategies that further accelerated growth and transformation for Leasing Solutions Switzerland. 


Beyond his professional accomplishments, Eric is an advocate for corporate social responsibility. His recent work alongside his team for the Child Protection Association earned them recognition from the City of Cologne, further underscoring their commitment to creating tangible change.  
In his new role, Eric will lead the UK business as it continues to focus on its strategic growth objectives and the delivery of industry-leading finance solutions across multiple asset markets; plus, the launch of digital service enhancements that further underpin Leasing Solutions as the customer-centric funder of choice.  

Rachel Appleton, who most recently held the position of CEO, will assume the role of Head of Technology and Lifecycle Solutions UK. Rachel’s journey with Leasing Solutions began in 2001 as a founding member of the UK Technology and Lifecyle Solutions business, she has occupied a variety of influential roles throughout her career. Rachel’s exceptional knowledge of the technology and asset-finance industry serves as a solid foundation on which the UK business will further scale its finance solutions for vendors and partners, including within the Green Technology, Healthcare and Specialised Technology sectors. 


I am delighted to welcome Eric as the new UK CEO. His extensive international experience and longstanding commitment will greatly contribute to our UK strategy.”

 – Raf Ramaekers, Country Supervisor for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK

It is a privilege to step into the position of UK CEO. Throughout my career at Leasing Solutions, I have built a passion for its mission, its long-term partnerships, and its people. I look forward to guiding our teams towards our growth and transformation ambitions and continuing to uphold our exceptional standards of service.”

– Eric Gandemer, Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK

At BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, we offer capital efficient business equipment financing solutions in key sectors including agriculture, construction, transportation, materials handling, ICT, healthcare and green tech. Drawing on our proud 70-year history, our partners and clients rely on our market expertise, asset know-how and advisory services to propel their growth, transformation and transition to a low carbon circular economy. We are present in 17 countries across Europe and Turkey, employing over 3,700 experts. We also offer vendor finance solutions in the USA and Canada in partnership with Bank of Montreal, and in China through Jiangsu Financial Leasing. In 2022, we advanced over €14 billion in asset finance and presently manage a €38 billion leased assets portfolio. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is fully owned by BNP Paribas and is positioned within the Group’s Commercial, Personal Banking & Services division.

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