Nina Englert was appointed Vice President, Sales & Marketing for BMW Financial Services July 1, 2015. She leads the sales and marketing team of ~100 employees to new levels of success with the responsibility of a more than $40 billion portfolio. Nina’s sales team is distributed throughout the United States and calls on more than 600 dealer partners for BMW Automotive, Motorcycles, Rolls-Royce and MINI. Her area of accountability also includes retail finance, insurance and commercial finance with a customer base bigger than 1.1 million. Nina joined BMW Financial Services from her role as CEO/Managing Director, BMW Group New Zealand. Here she was the first female to take on a country CEO role in the BMW Group 100 year history. During her leadership sales increased by more than 20% for the BMW and MINI brands and at the same time increased contribution margins by more than 20%. Prior to this role Nina was the regional area manager for China and then for the United States, Canada and Mexico located in Munich. Nina has been with the BMW Group for more than 20 years in very diverse roles focusing mainly on the sales area. She is very excited to be part of the CollaborationLab2018 focusing on Blockchain Strategy.