Avis Budget Group has recently appointed Keith Rankin as president of the international region, which includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Before his appointment, Rankin was chief executive for the automotive division at Barloworld in South Africa – a licensee partner of Avis Budget Group. Barloworld is a distributor of leading global brands, providing integrated rental, fleet management, product support, and logistics solutions.
Rankin started his career at Avis in 1998 where he led the financial planning department. In 2000, he was involved in the purchase of Avis businesses in Norway and Sweden, then later appointed as chief executive of Avis Car Rental Southern Africa in 2004.