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Eric ANTONIO stands for a successful track record in Executive Search, following a distinguished career in the Automotive industry in Belgium and abroad.

After graduating and a short stint in the Audit world, Eric started his automotive career at BMW Belgium in the Network Development department, co-ordinating various programmes and managing the roll-out of a new ERP in the retailer network.

In 1988 he joined Inchcape Plc at their Belgian subsidiary as Assistant to the Chairman. He was involved in a major restructuring project of the Belgian multi-brand automotive distribution operations.

From 1989 to 1992, Eric was seconded to the Business Development team at Inchcape Pacific Ltd in Hong Kong, to canvass automotive business opportunities in the SE Asia region and prepare Capex requests for acquisitions or greenfield developments.

Upon his return to Belgium, he was appointed Sales & Marketing Manager of the After Sales operations at Toyota Belgium (an Inchcape company), leading a 20-strong team, significantly expanding the Parts & Accessories business and developing and implementing a range of service programmes and products.

Two years later Eric was appointed to lead Toyota Belgium’s Dealer Network Development team, shepherding the dealer network through very challenging market conditions.  A full-scale used car brand was developed and implemented.  In 1997 responsibility for sales of Toyota vehicle sales in the BeLux market was added to his responsibilities.

In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Lexus Belgium, leading the implementation of a Vertically Integrated Retail (VIR) business model for Lexus in Belgium, designed to support model range expansion and to ensure sustainable profitability.  In 2002 responsibility for Toyota’s retail subsidiaries in Brussels was added, as he was appointed Non-Executive Director at Excelease, a joint-venture with LeasePlan.

Eric was again seconded to Inchcape Group in 2006, as Director of Retail Property Investments. Robust processes were implemented and a center of competence was developed, in order to support Inchcape Plc’s Capex decision process, and the on-time and on-budget delivery of major investment projects across the world.

In 2008 he resumed his role as Managing Director of Lexus Belgium, leading the business to record volume, market share and profit.

In 2013 Eric decided to embark on a new career as a Direct Searcher in the industries of which he had developed a deep understanding.  Initially operating under the umbrella of the Talent Gallery association, Eric decided to set up NOSCO in 2015 in order to further develop his personal vision on Direct Search – a vision built on thorough experience and a passion to make a difference in the lives of people and businesses.

Eric obtained a Master Degree in Commercial Engineering from Antwerp University

He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.

Eric ANTONIO stands for a successful track record in Executive Search, following a distinguished career in the Automotive industry in Belgium and abroad.

Eric obtained a Master Degree in Commercial Engineering from Antwerp University

He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.

Direct contact: +32 (0) 475 923 200

Eric Antonio

Founder, Nosco

ADDRESS

Stationsstraat 209, 2860 St.-Kat.-Waver, BE

EMAIL

info@nos-co.be

PHONE

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