Bright Box names new Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director of Europe.
Bright Box, a global vendor of connected vehicle services and a part of Zurich Insurance Group, today announced the strategic hiring of Alexey Krapotkin as Chief Operations Officer to support the company’s global growth and increase in sales.
As the new COO, Alexey Krapotkin brings more than 10 years of automotive, digital and software industry sales expertise to Bright Box. Krapotkin was previously CIO at Inchcape, the global premium automotive group. Before that he has held general manager positions at CDK Global Russia & Middle East, at Hansaworld CIS & UK, and as CIO at Rolf.
“At the end of last year, Bright Box became a part of Zurich — a testament to how much of a large-scale player we are in the connected car market. Today’s expansion of the Bright Box senior management team demonstrates our firm commitment to attracting the best of the best from the digital and automotive fields to our company. The long-term expertise of a key employee like Alexey should help us continue our global expansion and attract new customers for the company's innovative technologies in the connected car market”, said Ivan Mishanin, CEO of Bright Box.
Alexey graduated from Dartmouth College, NH (USA) in 2000 with a Master’s Degree and has also completed a Bridge MBA Program from Tuck School of Business Administration, NH (USA) in 1999.