Bert van Dijk

Mercy Ships Belgium


Professional Experience:

2009 Founder, chairman & CEO of Mercy Ships Belgium, member of the international board of Mercy Ships International from 2013, chairman of Mercy Ships Global Association from mid 2016, vice chair of Mercy Ships International from 2021. From end of 2007 After returning from Japan, active as adviser for start-up & young entrepreneurs and for Charity Organizations.

2003 Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, Head of International

Sales & Service Operations Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus

Corporation (part of DaimlerChrysler) based in Japan. Member of

top management DaimlerChrysler global.

1999 Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales and Member of the

Group Executive Board DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems (ADtranz).

1998 Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions Bombardier Inc.

1995 Vice President International Marketing, Sales & Business

Development Bombardier Transportation.

1992 Vice President Operations & Corporate Director Business

Development; Royal Begemann Group

1983 Director Corporate & Business Planning Volvo Car B.V.

From 1973 Various International Management Functions at the Bekaert Group

Other experiences:

• During his period at DaimlerChrysler he was member of Supervisory

Boards in the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, India, Poland, Italy,

Spain, Portugal and Thailand.

• Extensive international experience in General Management, Finance,

Marketing and Sales, Business & Corporate Development, Mergers &

Acquisitions, Restructuring & Turnarounds.

• Active in boards of non-profit organizations.

• Many academic lectures in International Management.

• Active in local church organizations

Sessions With Bert van Dijk

Wednesday, 23 June