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Ex OpenGI CEO joins e2e Executive Board

Chris Guillaume, former Group CEO of OpenGI has joined the board of e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e], the UK’s largest network of salvage operators, as a Non-Executive Director. 


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e2e is committed to reducing total loss claim costs and re-engineering processes to further increase insurer revenue generation from vehicle salvage. Leveraging technology, data and artificial intelligence is a key component in the business’ strategy and Chris brings highly relevant and invaluable expertise to the Board.     

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the UK and European software development industry, with a specific focus on the insurance market.  After technology focussed roles within GUS PLC and Misys PLC he became CEO of private equity backed general insurance software specialist OpenGI in 2007.  Following a management buyout he took the company into Europe, growing the business to more than £60m revenues and became a Non-Executive Director for OpenGI in July 2019.

Commenting on his appointment Chris Guillaume said:

“e2e is a bold, dynamic organisation and its proactive approach to innovation is inspiring. The plan to unlock additional commercial potential for insurers within the salvage and recycling process is an exciting opportunity to expertly harness the latest technologies and will see e2e continue to break new ground and deliver market leading performance.  We will also be exploring enhanced market intelligence and customer journey initiatives. I understand the dynamics of a membership led network from my time managing OpenGI and I will be drawing on this, together with my insurance industry and commercial experience, to work with the team, realise the business goals and redefine the insurance industry salvage partner.”   

Neil Joslin, COO of e2e said:

Ex OpenGI CEO joins e2e Executive Board“We mean to be the salvage partner of choice for insurers and raise the performance bar across our market place.  In building an executive board that brings together decades of insurance market decision maker and supply chain experience, matched by salvage operator expertise, we are equipped with unique insight to positively disrupt the industry. We are shaping a new style of salvage partnership which can add tangible value across many aspects of an insurer’s business from claims and customer retention to risk and compliance. We are absolutely delighted to have Chris on board and look forward to his insight and guidance as we drive our business strategy forward.” 

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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