The General Assembly elects the members of the BDL Board, and, from the ranks of this board, the BDL President and his two Vice-Presidents. The individual members of the BDL Board must be either the owner or the managing director of a member company of the Association. They serve as spokespersons for the various groups represented in the Association (i.e. manufacturer- or bank-owned leasing companies or independent leasing companies). The BDL Board is responsible for all strategic planning. It also sets up technical committees to take charge of specialized tasks, and it appoints the members of these special-purpose committees.