The developments in Automotive and Mobility | Louwman Group CFO’s Vision and exclusive visit to the Louwman Museum

January 18, 2023

During this Vision Dinner William Bontes will open a dialogue on the future of automotive and mobility. On top of that, you are invited for an exclusive visit of the Louwman Museum.

  • Small scaled Board of Directors meeting
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule
  • Exclusive visit to the Louwman Museum

William Bontes, Louwman Group

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William Bontes


William Bontes (53) has experience in various organizations and sectors. He started his career at PriceWaterhouse and subsequently held various financial management and executive positions at KPN (Manager Control and Financial Director), General Electric (European Controller), RET Rotterdam (CFO), Hurks (CFO resp. CEO) and VolkerWessels ( division CFO).

William studied accountancy and business administration in Rotterdam. He has been a supervisory director at Feyenoord (football), Zadkine (education) and Cyclus (waste) and is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Jaarbeurs, STER advertising, Bergman Medical Care and the Van Nieuwpoort Group.

Louwman Group

Louwman Group is a family business, founded in 1923. We work from our mission: the passion to move people. Customers, employees and society are at the forefront of everything we do.

We want to offer them the most suitable form of mobility. We apply four core values: driven by the customer, continuous improvement, feel responsible and together we are Louwman. Our activities are organized in 6 Divisions. There is also a Group Staff and the Louwman Museum.


Mobility is changing at a rapid pace, largely driven by the need to reach global climate goals. Developments such as multimodal travel and the shift from single-use to sharing are becoming more common. Louwman Group is a Dutch family-owned business, well known for importing brands like Toyota, Lexus, Morgan, and Suzuki. With strong ties in Dutch society, Louwman feels obligated to take their corporate social responsibility concerning sustainability, striving for innovative solutions to face the societal challenge that lies ahead. During this session, Louwman Group’s CFO William Bontes will share his insights on the developments in automotive and mobility, and will elaborate on how the Louwman Group deals with these developments.


Location: Louwman Museum - Den Haag

17:30 | Doors open
18:00 | Program
20:30 | End

You are most welcome to engage in a fruitful discussion on the future of mobility while joining us in the Louwman Museum for an exclusive visit. Learn about the history of the automobile and enjoy some of the splendid masterpieces in the history of mobility. Please note that we limit participation to one executive per organisation.


Executive board members: CEO’s, COO’s & CFO’s

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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