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Infiniti : Simon Lewis wants to expand on business sales as range and outlets develop over the next four years

Author: Robin Roberts

Infiniti is making a raft of changes to its European sales operations as it works towards taking 10pc of the global luxury car market inside four years.

Now heading up Infiniti’s corporate sales in the UK is Simon Lewis, 36, who joins Infiniti from Audi UK where he was area fleet sales manager for London and the South East. Prior to that he was in the BMW dealer network.

Simon began his career with the lease company Alphabet in 1998 and held roles in sales and marketing after gaining an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Wales.

“Infiniti has set itself very demanding targets and the key to achieving them in the UK lies in successful corporate sales,” said Simon, who is married with a young daughter and hails from Winchester, Hants.

“I have worked for car importers, dealers and lease companies, and I have worked with drivers, fleet operators and senior fleet personnel. So I can look at things from all sides – and that will be invaluable for the challenge ahead.”

Simon, who will report to Tony Lewis, Regional Director Europe North, adds: “Infiniti’s fleet offer keeps getting better – for example, the latest 159g/km M35h hybrid. In the not-too-distant future we will have four-cylinder engines, a zero-emissions model and an all-new entrant in the premium C-sector.

“With all that in place I am confident Infiniti’s position in the UK fleet sales market can be transformed over the coming years.”

As its range and UK outlets develop, Infiniti will become a stronger proposition for business car leasing and feature in more company car comparisons.

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