Enterprise names new UK MD

Enterprise Holdings has appointed Ryan Johnson as managing director UK & Ireland.

In this role he will head up the UK’s largest vehicle rental business, offering a wide range of mobility and transportation solutions.

He takes over from Khaled Shahbo, who has been Enterprise MD in the UK & Ireland since 2018 and was recently appointed senior vice president of European Operations.

Johnson was previously general manager of Enterprise’s Southeast England group, where he achieved numerous operational and growth milestones, including refocusing the business to deliver mobility solutions to support businesses, essential workers and frontline organisations throughout the pandemic.

Johnson said: “There could not be a more exciting time to lead Enterprise’s UK & Ireland businesses, as there are opportunities everywhere to help customers better understand their transport needs and how rental fits into the broader mobility picture. I’m really looking forward to working with our incredible employees around the UK & Ireland to make Enterprise an even better employer, supplier and partner.”

Shahbo said: “Ryan’s grasp of the transport ecosystem and the importance of sustainable, affordable and flexible mobility to customers is exceptional. He takes over our UK & Ireland operations at a time when many businesses are looking to reinvent themselves and redefine their travel needs. Like many of our senior team, he started in a branch and has risen through the ranks due to our employee-centric promote-from-within policy. He will bring the same experience and strategic insight to his new role that he has employed so successfully in growing our Southeast England group.”