New managing director for Enterprise UK and Ireland
24 November 2021
Author: Sean Keywood
Rental company Enterprise has named Ryan Johnson as its managing director for the UK and Ireland.
He takes over from Khaled Shahbo, who held the position since 2018 and was recently appointed as senior vice president of European operations.
Johnson was previously general manager of Enterprise's South East England group, where he is said to have achieved numerous operational and growth milestones, including refocusing the business to deliver mobility solutions to support businesses, essential workers and frontline organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Johnson, who initially joined Enterprise as a management trainee in California in 1998, will be tasked with overseeing the continued expansion of Enterprise's UK and Ireland network.
He said: "There could not be a more exciting time to lead Enterprise's UK and 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 and 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 and 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 South East England group."