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Gerard Van de Meent

Automotive Director Europe
dutch english

Automotive (email: gerardvandemeent@gmail.com)

-International Automotive Professional (MBA).
-Track record in Business Development EMEA.
-Experienced in republishing agreements with European OEMS regarding technical vehicle data.
-C-level network in the European Automotive industry
-CRM, Loyalty and Incentives
-Experienced in strategic market entrance by rapidly establishing profitable sales and distribution networks



☛Achievements:
• Increased revenues by 30 % per year
• Increased net profit by 100% in three years
• Introduced new business and market concepts
• Established export division
• Implemented selective distribution networks
• Established professional marketing and sales teams
• Closed major deals
• Accomplished M&A

☛During the past 2 decades, working in the International Automotive Industry; sectors served:
• Car & parts sales (B2B)
• Car Finance and Leasing
• Whole sales / Import and Export on Tires and parts
• Automotive R&D & Patents
• Capital Equipment sales in the collision repair Industry
• Vehicle data in the Aftermarket (IAM & OES)

☛Positions:
-Alldata (USA) - Business Development Director Europe
-Chief Automotive (USA) - Managing Director EMEPA
-Continental Tires - Commercial Director/VP
-TNO Automotive (R&D) - Commercial Director
-Mazda Finance company - President
-Mazda Importer in the Netherlands - Business Management

☛Credentials:
• MBA degree
• Financial acumen
• General Management & Coaching Leadership
• Native Dutch, fluent in German and English

☛Automotive relation network:
• OEM’s / Tier 1 suppliers / International distributors
• R&D / EU in Brussels
• Equipment suppliers / Car refinishing companies
• Insurance companies / Car dealers , Car importers / body shops / workshops / fast fitters


☛Personal attributes:
Entrepreneurial, innovative, creative, pursuing organized, task oriented, result driven , travel up to 60%, Geographic area Europe / Africa / India / Middle East / Australia / Russia.

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