Bert Witkamp is owner of Valuad Ltd, a Belgium consultancy specialising in Sustainable Transport. He is also Board Member of the Belgium Electromobility Association ASBE. Bert was until recently Secretary General of AVERE, The European Association for Electromobility and represents AVERE in the EU projects SEEV4City and REE4EU.
Bert is frequently serving the EU Commission as expert in electromobility or alternative fuels. 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. Bert an Operating Agent for the IEA Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Technology Cooperation Platform leading the Task “Fuels and Drivetrains”. 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.