Feb 1 2023
How to accelerate the energy transition in mobility 10 times
Hosts: Sveta and Ben Banerjee
Topic: How to accelerate the energy transition in mobility 10 times
Guests: Frank Kroon, Founder & CEO of BeMup
Dirck Gevers, Co-founder & COO of BeMup
Frank Kroon, founder & CEO
Frank developed his startup capabilities in developing Telco organizations across Europe in the late 90s and early 00s. His first project was Telfort in the Netherlands, which started with a team of 60 people and grew to 1600 staff and a €400 million annual turnover. Later he delivered similar results at Viag Interkom, AuraServ, O2 Genie, Sonera Zed, and Completel. Besides building startups, he delivered projects at WestPac, BT, Evry, Tinn Energi, and the Tax Office in the Netherlands.
Frank delivered successful consulting engagements across the globe before starting BeMup in 2018. The vision of BeMup to deliver the most comfortable and efficient mobility service available is on target. With BeMup, Frank leverages his acquired skills in IT Technology, Financial Modelling, Organisational Development, and Business Development.
Frank is father of Lex (27), Elvera (26), and Tessa (23) whom he got with Ageeth (d.2012). He is married to Jet since 9-11-2021. They live in Leiden and Slijkenburg.
Dirck Gevers, co-founder & COO
Dirck's career in Mechanical Engineering started at the South African Power Utility, was broadened in a Unilever Margarine Factory, and honed in 21 years of working for BMW in various factories, central planning, and the R&D centre in Munich. At BMW he managed the department that is responsible for the complete Body Quality of all global Product Launches.
His solid operational experience and his passion for innovation - especially in data analytics - helped to continuously raise the bar of efficiency and quality. Dirck brings internationally proven organizational skills, modern leadership values, and a drive to build something new for the team.
He loves to do sports, play the trombone, and learn new skills, currently in cryptocurrencies. He lives outside of Munich with his wife Martina, their children Anouk, Luc, and Henri, and their young golden retriever Thembi.