After gaining his BA in Management Studies, Sven (1975) started work at Volvo Financial Services. A year later he took up a commercial external service role in the export department of Continental Tyres Group. After almost 9 years of enjoying this, he made the switch from sales to procurement. In this role in the aftersales department of Pons Automobielhandel he widened his understanding and contacts. However, blood will out and after 3 years Sven rolled back into the tyre sector, this time with responsibility for business development in Benelux at Apollo Vredestein.
During his career in the automotive industry, Sven has developed commercially, with long-term relationships as the main focus.
In September 2017, Sven joined Heiwegen Consultancy as an Associated Partner. His expertise lies in aftermarket suppliers, OEM manufacturers and importers.
Sven is married with 2 sons and lives on northwest Veluwe. He likes to play tennis in his spare time, is fanatical about motorsport and keeps himself busy with classic motorcycles.
Sven: “I have always been fascinated by people with diverse backgrounds and qualities and by businesses that have their own unique culture and market strategy. Successfully bringing people and businesses together in this mobility sector and also working together on solutions to organisational issues – these are challenges that I gladly get involved in.”