Louwman Group: Passion to Move People


Edward Huizenga, Xavier Bekaert & John Heller

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    Edward Huizenga is Extraordinary Professor and holds the Chair Strategy, Innovation and Change at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics. Edward Huizenga is also a Partner at Benthurst & Co, a consulting firm dedicated to strategy and innovation with a focus on behavior science. Huizenga holds a master’s degree in economics and a PhD degree in Innovation Management at Maastricht University. He is the author of several books, including The Knowledge Enterprise, 2nd edition (2014). He previously served at Sara Lee Douwe Egberts and Philips High Tech Campus.

    Xavier Bekaert is a Partner at Benthurst & Co. He is experienced in corporate strategy, innovation, agile governance, behavioral economics and client experience. He holds a master’s degree in social sciences from KU Leuven University and a master’s in financial management from Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool. He is the co-author of Iconic (2016). He previously served at Bain & Company, AT Kearney, Puratos GmbH.

    John Heller is CEO of the Louwman Group in the Netherlands. Louwman is a family business being active in Europe in automotive and healthcare mobility equipment. The group is leading with the brands of Toyota, Suzuki, Morgan, and Lexus and the import brands Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Mazda, Mitsubishi, McLaren, and Maserati. He holds a master’s degree in economics and business finance from Tilburg University. John Heller was CEO of the Belgian Bank Argenta, a retail bank for families, from 2008 to 2016. He previously served at ING Group.

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