Company 27 Jan 2021

SIXT appoints long-standing SIXT manager Nico Gabriel new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and thus consistently continues to combine the branch business and digital mobility services in one Management Board department

  • SIXT has stood for premium service as well as innovative strength through technological expertise for decades. With the appointment of Nico Gabriel, the company is resolutely continuing on the path to merging these strengths in keeping with its ONE strategy.
  • In his 16-year career with SIXT, Gabriel has not only shaped the core business of traditional car rental from the ground up, but also made a name for himself in the industry as Managing Director of DriveNow and in the area of new mobility.
  • Erich Sixt: “With Nico Gabriel, a highly respected and long-standing colleague is strengthening our Management Board. I am convinced that he will carry our premium promise into the future and contribute significantly to our growth strategy. Our deep and sincere thanks go to his predecessor, our long-standing COO Detlev Pätsch. Mr. Pätsch has sustainably advanced SIXT in his more than 30-year career through his relentless professional and personal commitment. Without his dedication, SIXT would definitely not be where it is today.”

Pullach, January 27, 2021 – The experienced mobility expert and long-time SIXT Operations and Tech Manager Nico Gabriel will be joining the Management Board of Sixt SE as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The company is thus taking the next logical step towards fully merging its traditional, service-oriented car rental business and innovative mobility services based on the ONE mobility platform. Nico Gabriel, who has been successfully driving the transformation of SIXT into a modern mobility provider for 16 years, is thus now responsible for one of the company’s divisions which will be of decisive importance for the future development of SIXT. As part of its premium promise, SIXT is committed to providing its customers with high-quality services via its more than 2,100 stations worldwide, while at the same time offering completely digitalized products consistently geared to customer needs on the ONE mobility platform that is available internationally.

New mobility pioneer of the first hour
With the appointment of the 43-year-old Nico Gabriel to the Management Board, an experienced manager who started off as a trainee at SIXT in 2004 and knows the company inside out is now joining the Board. As the former Operations and Business Development Manager for Scandinavia, the Middle East and Australia, Gabriel not only brings international experience in SIXT’s core car rental business. He has also made a name for himself in the industry over the course of his 16-year career, particularly in the area of new mobility. As the Managing Director of DriveNow for many years, Gabriel played a key role in shaping the free-floating car sharing business and, in a joint venture with BMW, built it up into one of the largest and profitable car sharing companies in Europe. He was also responsible for building up SIXT’s electric fleet. Most recently, Gabriel was the divisional Board member in charge of Mobility Operations, which bundles all of SIXT’s digitization initiatives in the branch business, the SIXT share car sharing offering, and the mobility platform ONE.

About SIXT

Sixt SE with its registered office in Pullach near Munich, is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share, SIXT ride and SIXT+ on the mobility platform ONE the company offers a uniquely integrated premium mobility service across the fields of vehicle and commercial vehicle rental, car sharing, ride hailing and car subscriptions. The products can be booked through the SIXT App, which also integrates the services of its renowned mobility partners. SIXT has a presence in more than 100 countries around the globe. The company stands for consistent customer orientation, a lived culture of innovation with strong technological competence, a high proportion of premium vehicles in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. In 2023 Sixt Group achieved consolidated pre-tax earnings of EUR 464.3 million and another significant increase in consolidated revenue to EUR 3.62 billion. Sixt SE has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (ISIN ordinary share: DE0007231326, ISIN preference share: DE0007231334).

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