Amsterdam, 25-08-2021 - Fixico, Europe's fastest-growing car damage repair management platform, announces today that former Audi group CEO Bram Schot joins Fixico as a senior advisor.
Bram Schot brings over 20 years of international leadership experience in the automotive industry. Until 2020, he served Audi AG as CEO and chairman of the board. Besides that, he was vice-chairman of Porsche Holding in Salzburg and as a member of the Volkswagen Group Board, responsible for the groups' worldwide commercial operations.
Bram is currently a board member at Royal Dutch Shell and Nanoramic in Boston and is a senior advisor at, among others, The Carlyle Group, Global Cleantech Capital Fund, TomTom and 4.screen in München. In addition, he serves as a professor of Leadership and Transformation at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.
His experience in the European automotive sector will help Fixico grow and scale while it brings its digital repair management platform to an even wider international audience. Fixico already works with over 150 leading European fleet and insurance companies across 7 countries and is planning to expand to more areas in the second half of 2021, while bringing new digital solutions to further reshape the automotive aftersales industry.
As a member of the board, Schot will advise Fixico’s leadership on product development and delivery, market expansion, and growth planning.
“Fixico has become the European leader in accelerating and digitalising vehicle repair management, growing exceptionally quickly as companies achieve the efficiencies that its platform creates. I’m looking forward to helping the founders build a global tech champion that is applying cutting-edge technology to established processes and building a new, more efficient, digital vehicle servicing ecosystem.” - Bram Schot, newly appointed Advisory Board Member of Fixico.
Despite the impact of the COVID crisis on the global markets, Fixico managed to triple its revenue and customer base over the past year, while also completing its Series A round of €12 million, bringing the total funds raised to €20 million today. The company launched in France and Italy and continued its expansion in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and South Africa. The addition of Bram Schot comes as Fixico is planning to rapidly expand to new countries and is aiming to have a European footprint within 3 years.
“We are honoured to welcome Bram Schot to our advisory board. His unparalleled network and extensive knowledge of the mobility industry will further accelerate our growth trajectory. There are major opportunities ahead of us, with disruptive market trends and an increased need for centralisation and digitalisation creating the perfect conditions for Fixico to further reshape the automotive servicing market. His experience will be invaluable to build an automotive tech company of consequential scale.” – Derk Roodhuyzen de Vries, CEO and co-founder of Fixico.
Fixico is Europe’s fastest-growing digital car repair management platform. On a mission to reshape the industry’s ecosystem, Fixico connects drivers, businesses, and body repair shops in entirely new ways. Its digital expertise and pioneering approach improve the repair handling process from every perspective; drivers experience an effortless repair journey, businesses increase operational efficiency, and body repair shops optimise their workshop utilisation. Fixico gives access to a marketplace with a network of over 2,500 body repair shops across six countries. A group of world-class investors backs Fixico, and its services are trusted by more than 150 leading fleet-, lease-, rental- and insurance companies.