Schooling headed Alphabet's UK operations for 5 years (Photo: BMW)

Alphabet International has appointed Richard Schooling chief commercial officer of the BMW-owned business mobility consultants.

Schooling, who took up his new position May 1, is responsible for the coordination and development of the 18 markets in which Alphabet is active. He served as CEO of Alphabet UK for five years and, earlier, held several positions within the BMW Group. He is an expert in the leasing industry.

Alphabet, which was founded in 1997, offers consulting services, provides funding and markets smart management products and services for company fleets. It manages a portfolio of more than 600,000 leased cars and light commercial vehicles.

In 2015, the company posted 8.5 pc revenue growth, outperforming a market that expanded 2.1 pc. Alphabet reported new-business growth of 15 pc.