Ryan Johnson

Enterprise Holdings has appointed Ryan Johnson (pictured) as MD UK & Ireland as the company ramps up its drive into the logistics sector.

Johnson will take over the role from Khaled Shahbo who was recently appointed senior vice president of European operations.

Johnson joined the business in 1998 as a management trainee at a branch in Southern California and was appointed assistant vice president of rental for the South-Central California team in 2008.

He was later promoted to AVP and subsequently vice president of Enterprise Car Share and Enterprise Car Club and Rideshare.

In 2017, Johnson became head of European business development based in St. Louis, supporting the company’s European operations, before joining the UK business as general manager of the Southeast England group in 2019.

Johnson takes on the role of MD of Enterprise UK & Ireland as the business continues to grow its core markets, with a focus on supporting business customers and flexible commercial vehicle and logistics support.

In his new role Johnson will also oversee the continued expansion of the company’s network, with significant investment in new branches planned. Enterprise currently has more than 480 branches in the UK & Ireland.

Khaled Shahbo, senior vice president of European operations, 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.”

Johnson added: “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.”