11 Feb 2020

Royal HaskoningDHV continues to strengthen its transport and infrastructure team with the appointment of Cathelijne Hermans as Associate Director of Advisory Group Transport to spearhead the company’s work in leading clients through the mobility transition.

Mobility is undergoing a seismic shift. Exponential growth in population and goods consumption is placing new demands on mobility and infrastructure networks. Cities and their surrounding rural areas must remain accessible without compromising residents’ quality of life, while achieving environmental sustainability. These coupled with the onslaught of new technologies and behaviour are creating the perfect storm which is fundamentally changing the mobility system – and this is what Royal HaskoningDHV defines as the mobility transition.

Cathelijne Hermans | Royal HaskoningDHV

Cathelijne Hermans is an experienced consultant, having worked at Berenschot and in Royal HaskoningDHV’s Strategy and Management Consultancy team since 2016. In her new role, Cathelijne will drive forward Royal HaskoningDHV’s mobility in transition offer, working in close collaboration with clients across both public and private sectors to help shape the mobility system of tomorrow.

Commenting on her appointment, Cathelijne Hermans said: “Cities across the Netherlands and Europe are undergoing a huge transition – and these transitions are often hugely complex. But we’re in a fantastic position to bring parties together to reach a common goal, enabling cities to deliver a premium user experience and become healthy and sustainable. I look forward to leading the team in this area, bringing together cutting-edge technology with our tailored strategy and expert implementation.”

Frank Legters, Director Business Unit Transport & Planning Europe, at Royal HaskoningDHV added that Cathelijne’s appointment comes at an important time: “Cities today need to take a proactive approach and rise to the challenge to redefine the mobility system of the future. At Royal HaskoningDHV we truly believe the mobility transition is a journey that a city cannot undertake alone.

“Cathelijne brings with her a wealth of experience in bringing different stakeholders together in complex initiatives such as this, having worked closely with clients such as the City of Amsterdam. By strengthening our mobility in transition offer with Cathelijne’s appointment, we are committed to helping cities take the journey of mobility transition.”

Royal HaskoningDHV will be sharing more insights into mobility in transition at Intertraffic Amsterdam from 21-24 April 2020. Hear Cathelijne speak on Wednesday 22 April at 10:30 - 11:00 hrs in the Summit Theatre 3 or contact her directly for more information.