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Yanik Cantieni

Chief Financial Officer

Yanik Cantieni
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Driving change and creating opportunity

Yanik currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of LKQ Europe. He is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Yanik Cantieni has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2020, a role in which he has the overall responsibility for the financial leadership and financial performance of the business. This includes driving profitable growth, margin and cash flow improvement, financial control and risk management, and promoting a diverse and inclusive team culture and leadership approach at LKQ Europe. Yanik has over 25 years of international operational and commercial automotive experience across areas including financial performance improvement, business development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business restructuring. Before joining LKQ Europe, Yanik held financial leadership and general management roles at Mercedes-Benz, Faurecia, and Magna International in various countries including Germany, France, Austria, China and Indonesia. In addition to his corporate experience, Yanik co-founded some business start-ups, one of which was among the first online used car trading platforms in China.

I drive changes that create business opportunities. I design and execute financial strategies that support profitable growth across LKQ Europe
Yanik Cantieni CFO, LKQ Europe

Yanik is a dual Swiss and Canadian citizen, is fluent in English, French, German, and with basic knowledge of Chinese and Indonesian. Yanik holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the Université du Québec, a post-graduate degree in economics from the Universität des Saarlandes, and an EMBA from IMD in Lausanne.

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