Automotive software solutions firm Autofutura has appointed Christian Erlandson to the position of chief executive, effective from 1 June 2020.

Erlandson has more than 25 years’ experience in the business information services industry, joining from GfK where he served as chief commercial officer. Prior to GfK Erlandson held the position of chief executive and managing director Europe at Dun & Bradstreet.

Commenting on his appointment, Erlandson said: “Autofutura is a true leader within the automotive industry and I look forward to engaging with our customers to build upon the company’s excellent product and service offerings and continue to provide value-add solutions across our client base.

“I plan to build upon the excellent reputation Autofutura has in the market and ensure we continue to develop innovative solutions for our clients that provide the growth required to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for our team.”

David Riemenschneider, chairman at Autofutura, added: “Christian is an excellent business leader, whose drive and focus are wholly welcomed into the firm. His commitment to delivering growth for software business in multiple sectors, means Christian’s appointment is an important step in our strategy to evolve our global business strategy.”