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New Corporate Sales General Manager appointed for BMW Group UK
08.01.2019 Press Release
• Rob East responsible for BMW and MINI sales to business and leasing customers
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Rob East has been appointed as the new General Manager, Corporate
Sales for BMW Group UK with immediate effect. In his new role, East
leads the team responsible for all BMW and MINI sales to business and
Since graduating in Engineering Management, East has gained over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry in a variety of sales, leasing and marketing roles for both vehicle manufacturers and motor dealers. Prior to moving to his new role, East spent nearly ten years in a number of different roles with Mercedes Benz UK latterly as Head of Fleet Sales.
Commenting on the appointment, Chris Brownridge, Sales Director for BMW UK, said: “Rob brings great energy and a wealth of experience making him the ideal addition to the UK Sales team and a natural leader for our busy Corporate Sales team. With such an exciting and busy period of new corporate and business oriented model launches in 2019, he joins at a perfect time.”
Rob East added: “Corporate sales are essential to our success so ensuring we give the best service to our business and leasing customers is going to be my focus. It’s also an exciting time to be joining the team with the growing range models offering an even wider choice for fleets. I look forward to strengthening our position in the corporate sector and attracting new business customers to the BMW and MINI brands.”
The BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a workforce of 129,932 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
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Angela Stangroom General Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: 07815 370425
Piers Scott General Manager, Product and Internal Communications
Tel: 01252 921265