Bentley Motors loses another senior executive as European director stands down

Richard Leopold

Bentley Motors has announced that Balazs Rooz, Regional Director Europe, will leave the Crewe-based luxury car maker at his own request and by mutual consent, with immediate effect.

The region will be led by Richard Leopold in addition to his responsibilities as Regional Director of the UK and MEAI.

Christophe Georges, Global Sales and Marketing Director, said: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank Balazs for his contribution over his four years at Bentley and wish him well for his future.”

Richard Leopold said: “I am excited to now also manage the European region building on the great work that Balazs has done in getting the new Continental GT off to such a powerful start.

“I look forward very much to working with the Bentley Europe team and the network of experienced retailers.”

Richard Leopold joined Bentley Motors in 2007.

He has a deep understanding of complex regional markets, as well as a wealth of experience in the automotive sector at the retail and wholesale levels, having previously led executive roles at Saab and Bentley.

In March this year the luxury marque announced that its former chairman and CEO, Adrian Hallmark, was standing down with immediate effect at his own request and by mutual consent.

Shortly after it was confirmed that he had been appointed chief executive at West Midlands car maker, Aston Martin, by no later than October 1, 2024.