Ruggiero brings decades of car rental experience to company defining
next wave of B2B car rental and mobility solutions
3rd November 2021, Dublin, Ireland: CarTrawler, the global B2B provider of technology solutions for the travel industry, today announced the appointment of Fabrizio Ruggiero, CEO of Edenred Italia and former deputy CEO of the Europcar Group, to the company’s Board of Directors as a non-executive director. Ruggiero’s 15 years’ experience in the car rental and wider mobility industry complements a deep bench of executives that sit on the board and will help guide CarTrawler into the next phase of its growth.
Ruggiero joins an all-star cast of travel, technology, and mobility executives who sit on the CarTrawler board, including former IAG CEO and now Director General of IATA Willie Walsh; Laura Merling, Chief Transformation and Operations Officer at Arvest Bank; JetBlue co-founder David Barger; and McKinsey investor and private equity practice leader Conor Kehoe.
“This is an ideal time for someone as passionate and experienced as Fabrizio to join our board,” said Cormac Barry, CEO of CarTrawler. “The strength of the recovery in the travel industry is gaining real momentum and car travel has never been so vital. Fabrizio has driven successful results throughout his career and his wealth of insight around e-commerce and customer engagement will be especially valuable in his role on CarTrawler’s board.”
CarTrawler continues to expand its breadth of services, led by data-driven solutions, revenue management capability and mobile innovation, that are helping partners manage the volatility of today’s travel industry — over the past year the company forged alliances with Hopper, Uber and Wizz Air. Ruggiero’s track record of overseeing key business units at Europcar Group, including e-commerce, customer engagement and international partner development, will bolster CarTrawler’s partner support and growth.
“With the changing dynamics of the travel industry – from vaccine mandates to supply chain concerns – CarTrawler is at a pivotal moment in its growth trajectory,” said Ruggiero. “There’s no better time to be part of a company like CarTrawler, and I’m looking forward to bringing my travel and car rental experience to the Board as the company continues to raise the bar in delivering innovative technology to partners worldwide.”