Gil West

Hertz Announces Gil West as Chief Executive Officer

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTZ), a premier global car rental company, revealed today that Gil West, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer at Delta Airlines and at GM’s Cruise division, is set to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer starting April 1, 2024.

At this time, West will also be appointed to the Board. He is poised to replace Stephen Scherr, who will resign from his position as Chief Executive Officer and Board member on March 31, 2024. West and Scherr are committed to collaborating closely in the coming weeks to facilitate a seamless transition.

“We are thrilled to have Gil join Hertz as Chief Executive Officer,” said Tom Wagner, Vice Chair of the Hertz Board of Directors.

“Gil’s experience as a successful leader in operationally intensive businesses will further strengthen the Company’s world class team of over 27,000 global employees who work tirelessly to deliver outstanding service to customers daily. We are appreciative of Stephen’s contribution over the last two years, including on a number of key strategic initiatives, which Gil will now lead in their continued execution.”

“I am excited to join Hertz and build on its extraordinary family of brands and global network,” said West. “With a 106-year history, Hertz enjoys incredible brand strength and customer loyalty and I look forward to working with the team to achieve its potential for our customers, team members and shareholders.”

“Gil’s success in leading over 70,000 people at Delta and orchestrating highly effective operational turnarounds will position him well to lead Hertz. He will be able to build upon the strategic projects begun during Stephen’s tenure, including improvements to technology, commercial partnerships and the revitalization of our value brands. Gil’s prior experience in transportation, travel and mobility will give him important perspective on how to thoughtfully lead Hertz into the future,” said Colin Farmer, Lead Director of the Hertz Board of Directors.

“Over the last two years, the Hertz team has worked diligently to put the company on track for long-term success in a changing automotive landscape,” said Scherr. “Hertz is well-positioned for the future, and I look forward to seeing the company execute on its strategy as a leader in mobility.”

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