Pune, 7 October 2019 – TomTom (TOM2), the leading independent location technology specialist, announced the appointment of Werner Van Huyssteen as the new General Manager, India, based in Pune. Werner replaces Barbara Belpaire who will head one of TomTom’s sites in Europe, and will be responsible for strengthening the site as the flagship location for digital mapmaking, engineering and software development.
Werner has been with TomTom for the last four years. In his previous roles, he was Head of Finance and Business Controller for the company’s Maps, Traffic & NDS division at the Amsterdam, Netherlands, and headquarters. Prior to joining TomTom, Werner held various financial management positions at leading IT and banking companies.
Alain De Taeye, member of the Management Board at TomTom mentioned, “I am happy to welcome Werner van Huyssteen as the new GM for our Pune office. His background in finance and profound understanding of our business will be significant to continue our ambitious plans for the site. I’d also like to thank Barbara Belpaire for her tremendous contribution to the Pune office.”
Werner Van Huyssteen, General Manager – TomTom India commented, “I am delighted with the opportunity to lead Pune, one of TomTom’s largest sites worldwide. At the same time, I am excited about working with the team in India to develop the site further – specifically as center of excellence in mapmaking, engineering and software development.”
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