Fleet leasing and business mobility specialist Alphabet has announced the appointment of Clive Buhagiar as the company’s new Head of Operational Services.

Buhagiar has been with Alphabet since 2011, initially joining as Head of Public Sector following the acquisition of ING Car Lease by the company. In 2014 Buhagiar moved to take up the role of Head of Commercial Performance, leading the team responsible for developing and driving Alphabet’s strategic commercial and customer initiatives in the UK.

Commenting on Buhagiar’s appointment, Chief Operating Officer Uwe Hildinger, who joined in September from Alphabet International said “I’m very pleased to be able to make this appointment in what is a vitally important, strategic and operational role for the UK business. Clive’s commercial experience is a huge advantage in a role which brings together Alphabet’s operational ‘business backbone’ with leading-edge developments in connected vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), as well as anticipating the changing landscape of consumer demands.”

“Clive is a well-respected and highly regarded figure in the Alphabet organisation both in the UK industry and internationally, with a number of outstanding personal qualities. He brings both a first-rate strategic mind and true customer insight, together with the ability to build and motivate winning teams which deliver real world results for both Alphabet and our customers. His appointment reflects the quality and depth of individual talent which exists within Alphabet and demonstrates one of the four pillars of our UK strategy, that Our People Make the Difference.”