Andreas Cremer is new CEO of Febiac
The Belgian federation of car and bike manufacturers and importers will soon have a new CEO. As of November 1st, the current CEO, Luc Bontemps, will give way to Andreas Cremer, until now secretary-general at Audi Brussels.
The current CEO, Luc Bontemps (64), steered the federation for more than 20 years (since January 1999), ‘cohabiting’ with quite a few presidents, among them important car people like the late Pierre-Alain De Smedt, Thierry van Kan, and current president Philippe Dehennin.
In a press release, the latter thanked Luc Bontemps, the current CEO, explicitly. “For 21 years, Luc Bontemps leaded Febiac successfully. He created a large network of important partners within society, politics, and the industry. He started a lot of important changes.”
“Luc Bontemps is also a big advocate of the free choice of mobility solutions for everyone,” Dehennin continues. “He has opened the doors of the federation for different actors of the new mobility. For this performance, I would like to thank him expressly.”
Philippe Dehennin also stresses that he is delighted with the successor. Andreas Cremer (50) is active in the car industry since 2008 and comes from Audi Brussels, where he was Secretary-General until now. Before, the German-speaking Belgian was working for the government.
“Andreas Cremer is certainly an asset for Febiac. With his professional experience, he will be a support for the whole sector to actively shape the future of mobility in Belgium and Luxembourg,” Dehennin states.
According to the Febiac president, the future CEO and his team will continue to strive for a good balance between economy and ecology. They will not be inclined to promote an ‘everything for the car’ approach.
“The economic, social, and ecologic recovery of our society will be realized through the car and the (eventually motorized) bikes and the urban public transport and public rail in general,” concludes Philippe Dehennin. “It’s a story of complementary cooperation, not of competition.”