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Jon Lawes

Managing Director, European Mobility Solutions

Chairman of the European Supervisory Board

Jon has almost 30 years’ experience in the fleet and leasing industry, having started his career at Wincanton Vehicle Rentals in 1993. Jon has occupied several roles throughout his career in vehicle leasing and mobility, before being appointed Managing Director of Novuna Vehicle Solutions (formerly Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions) in 2015.

Under Jon’s leadership, the UK fleet has grown from circa 65,000 vehicles in 2016 to over 100,000 vehicles in 2022, underpinned by Novuna Vehicle Solutions unique ability to build, fund and manage any asset from cars and LCVs to plant equipment and machinery. This Total Asset Solutions proposition, introduced by Jon in 2017, also helps deliver sustainable fleet solutions with a focus on helping businesses reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Jon is passionate about sustainability and supporting customers to transition to a net zero fleet, from vehicles and charging infrastructure to data analysis and energy storage. Jon is also passionate about supporting MHC Mobility and Novuna’s mission of providing outstanding customer experiences and led the Novuna Vehicle Solutions team to win the UK’s ‘Fleet News’ award for UK Leasing Company of the Year four consecutive years in a row, in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. They are the only leasing company to have ever achieved the award year on year.

Jon’s leadership role extends beyond MHC Mobility and Novuna. Jon has been named in the Top 100 Industry Influencers for the past two years for shaping the zero and low-carbon fleet industry. He currently serves as Chair of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Nick Salkeld

MHC Mobility COO

Member of the European Supervisory Board

Nick Salkeld began his career in automotive finance and leasing in 1983, working with Ford Credit and later, with Nissan Finance.

Nick became a Commercial Director for LeasePlan UK in 1998 and three years later he was appointed the Managing Director of LeasePlan International before becoming Regional Senior Vice-President of LeasePlan Corporation. In 2014, Nick joined the Managing Board of LeasePlan Corporation as CCO, responsible for all 32 LeasePlan countries and 7,000 employees.

Nick joined HCC’s Vehicle Solutions Strategy Division (now Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc., Mobility Solutions Division), in 2018. Now as COO of MHC Mobility Europe, Nick is responsible for monitoring sales and operational performance across our European subsidiaries as well as leading on major projects and procurement opportunities.

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Koen Jansen

MHC Mobility CFO

Member of the European Supervisory Board

Koen started his career in 1989 for audit firm Ernst & Young.

In 1992, he became a Financial Controller for LeasePlan Corporation. In 2001, he was appointed Financial Manager M&A and in 2006 he took on the role as Regional Financial Director overseeing Europe, Russia, UAE, India, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey.

Koen joined Hitachi Capital Corporations Vehicle Solutions Strategy Division (now Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc., Mobility Solutions Division), in 2018. As CFO of MHC Mobility Europe, he is responsible for monitoring financial performance and risk management across the business and its European subsidiaries, as well as developing financial synergies at a European level and supporting with M&A opportunities.

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Hiroyuki Fukuro

Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC Board Member

Member of the European Supervisory Board

Hiro Fukuro At 35 years’ experience in the banking industry including Tokyo Trust and Banking (now called Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation) and Hitachi Capital Trust Corporation. He was the President of Hitachi Capital Trust Corporation for seven years and spent five years in New York with the Tokyo Trust bank.

At MHC Mobility, Hiro is responsible for ensuring compliance of Mitsubishi HC Capital’s policies and governance, as well as promoting awareness and alignment to Mitsubishi HC Capital’s values.