Mr Bert Witkamp
BiographyBert Witkamp is Secretary General of AVERE, The European Association for Electromobility. AVERE is the European Association for Electromobility with members in 12 countries and indirectly representing around 600 companies, research institutes and local administrations. He is also Board Member of the Belgium Electromobility Association ASBE.
Bert is member of the EU Commission Sustainable Transport Forum as electromobility and electric vehicle expert. He is also Project Coordinator of the EU Commission project “European Alternative Fuel Observatory”, the EU reference point for information about alternative fuel vehicles, charging / refuelling infrastructures and supportive legislation in Europe. www.eafo.eu
He is representing AVERE as partner in the IEA Implementation Agreement for Electric & Hybrid Vehicles. He is also independent observer in the Clean Energy Ministerial “Electric Vehicles Initiative”.
Bert is working closely together with industry, academia and other non-profit organisations promoting electromobility. He has worked for 25 years in multinational companies supplying the automotive sector where he has held senior executive positions in supply chain, manufacturing and general management. As CEO he has run businesses in wind energy, biomass, solar energy, sustainable housing and sustainable waste management.
Bert has degrees in Molecular Biology and Chemical Engineering is married and has 4 children.
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