Dubai, UAE, 23 June 2015: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has appointed French national Benoit Turibe as Head of Distributor Operations.In his new role, Turibe is responsible for managing all aspects of distributor operations which include marketing, brand activities, product, pricing and supply chain as well as relations with Toyota Motor Corporation and Lexus International.

“I'm very excited to be part of Al-Futtaim Motors at the time when the company is celebrating 60 years of success in the UAE. Having the opportunity to be associated with Lexus is a new exciting challenge.I look forward to contributing towards Lexus' commitment of delivering amazing guest experiences through personalized and attentive care, while widening the Lexus brand's appeal amongst a larger segment of the UAE's motorists."

Turibe joins from Renault where he held a number of Marketing and Communication positions for the last 15 years, most recently as Marketing Director for Renault Middle East overlooking 12 markets since July 2010.Turibe also served Renault at the company's headquarters in France as Head of Worldwide Advertising Planning in 2009 and 2010. From 2007 to 2009, he held the post of International Advertising and Media Manager while the previous four years saw him focusing on media product launches as International Corporate Communication Manager. Turibe's first job with Renault was in 2000 as a Product Marketing Manager based in Netherlands.

Turibe graduated in Marketing from Bordeaux Management School and has a degree in Corporate Communication and Public Relations from Bordeaux University Institute of Technology.


About Lexus

Driven by the vision to create the finest luxury car, combining speed, safety, comfort, and elegance, Lexus was launched in 1983. The first Lexus, the flagship LS 400, was introduced in 1989 and Lexus has since continued to set new standards for luxury vehicles around the world. With a vast sales network in over 70 countries, Lexus is ranked among the 10 largest Japanese luxury global brands. Its world headquarters is located in Japan, with major operational centres in Europe and the United States. In the UAE, Lexus is exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors and has an extensive line-up of sedans, SUVs, a coupe and a high performance car. The sedan line-up includes CT, IS, ES, GS, LS while the SUV range includes the all-new NX, RX, GX and LX. The coupe is RC and the F marque line produces RC F high performance car.

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About Al-Futtaim Motors

Al-Futtaim Motors is a member of Al-Futtaim Group, the leading UAE business conglomerate, and the exclusive distributor for Toyota, Lexus and Hino in the country. For over half a century, Al-Futtaim Motors has provided quality sales and after-sales service to its customers through a wide network of Sales Showrooms as well as Service and Parts facilities strategically located throughout the UAE. Four out of every 10 cars on UAE’s roads have been purchased through an Al-Futtaim Motors showroom making it the undisputed automotive leader in the country.

For further information please contact:

Suzan Kazzi

Communications Manager, Al-Futtaim Motors

+971 56 686 1887

Tariq Zuroub

Public Relations Manager, GMASCO

+971 56 681 7883

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