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[Webinar] HOW TO BECOME A FRONT RUNNER IN E-MOBILITY? Mobilizing Dutch know-how for the future of Vietnam’s mobility

Date: 10 March, 2022

Time: 15:00 – 16:15, VN Time | 09:00-10:15 Dutch time

Language: English & Vietnamese



The Netherlands is one of the global front runners in e-mobility for many years now, not only in the roll-out of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, but also in the development of new technologies and services. In 2030, all new passenger vehicles sold in the Netherlands will have to be electric.

In Vietnam, the e-mobility market is still in its emerging stage, but the development is fast and dynamic, illustrated by the global expansion of the Vietnamese EV manufacturer VinFast. The Government of Vietnam supports local e-mobility development with fee reductions and tax incentives, and given its ambitious climate objectives (net-zero emissions in 2050), more stimulation policies for this sector are expected in the years to come.

The webinar will bring together relevant players from the Vietnamese and Dutch e-mobility sector. You can find in the webinar:

  • The current status of e-mobility development in Vietnam;
  • How has the Netherlands emerged as one of the global front runners in e-mobility?
  • Discussion on best and less-best practices for Vietnam, and the outlook for coming years.


Time Content
15:00 – 15:05

  Opening remark

  H.E. Ms. Elsbeth Akkerman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hanoi, Vietnam

15:05 – 15:20

  Current status of e-mobility in Vietnam

  Mr. Filippo Bortoletti, Director Vietnam, Dezan Shira & Associates

15:20 – 15:30

  The VinFast story

  Mr. Emiel Hendriksen, Vice President, B2B Sales, VinFast Europe

15:30 – 15:45

  The Netherlands as a front runner in e-mobility

  Mr. Baerte de Brey, Vice President of The European Association for Electromobility, Chief International Officer of ElaadNL

15:45 – 16:00

  Dutch know-how in EV charging and technology

  – Allego: Mr. Harold Langenberg, Director Business Development

  – Eco-Movement: Mr. Sjors Martens, Commercial Director

  – HERE Technologies: Mr. Abhijit Sengupta, Head of Business, Southeast Asia and India

16:00 – 16:15

  Q&A and discussion

  All speakers

  Moderated by Mr. Christoph Prommersberger, Deputy Head of Mission, Netherlands Embassy Vietnam



  Netherlands Embassy Vietnam



The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Vietnam represents the Netherlands in Vietnam. Together with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City, the Embassy is the linking pin between government agencies, businesses, knowledge institutes and the people of Vietnam and the Netherlands. The Embassy contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals by promoting bilateral trade and investment cooperation, focusing on key economic sectors such as: Agriculture, Water Management, Maritime and Logistics, Energy and High Tech. The Embassy also works in other fields such as political-security cooperation, human rights, public diplomacy, culture and education. The Embassy contributes to the sustainable and inclusive development of Vietnam and presents the Netherlands as an open, innovative and inclusive cooperation partner.



H.E. Ms. Elsbeth Akkerman

Ambassador of the Kingdom

of the Netherlands in Hanoi, Vietnam

Before taking on her current position, Ms. Akkerman was the Netherlands Deputy Permanent Representative to the World Trade organisation. She was also heading the Economic Affairs Section of the Netherlands Mission to the United Nations and other International Organisations. This Economic Section is responsible for trade and development issues and closely co-operates with related Geneva based organisations such as the UNCTAD, ILO, WIPO, WEF and ITC.

Previously, she was the acting Director of the International Trade Policy and Economic Governance Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This department’s responsibilities cover trade policies, policies on corporate social responsibility and export controls on strategic goods.

She graduated from Twente Technical University with a Master in Public Administration and followed several management and leadership courses since then.


Mr. Filippo Bortoletti

Director Vietnam

Dezan Shira & Associates


Based in Hanoi – the firm’s headquarters in Vietnam – and Danang, Filippo assists foreign investors by advising on both tax and legal aspects of establishing and operating a business in Vietnam and ASEAN.

With a pragmatic approach and strong organizational and problem-solving, Filippo specializes in advisory and business development tailored to each of our clients’ needs. Filippo joined Dezan Shira & Associates in 2017 contributing to the growth of the firm and his colleagues in Vietnam. He also established the firm’s office in Danang in 2019 and contributed to the implementation of a new software and best practices in Vietnam.

Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Filippo worked at a reputed Italian tax and law firm – specializing in budgeting and international tax planning – as well as one of the world’s most influential business network organizations.

Filippo graduated from Italy’s utmost prestigious Bocconi University, specializing in Economics. After which, he continued his studies and graduated Cum Laude in Economics from the University of Trieste.



Mr. Emiel Hendriksen

Vice President, B2B Sales

VinFast Europe

Emiel is a strong sales leader with a can-do mentality, that leads by example.

Highlighted business experience:

  • 7,5 years at Tesla setting up the B2B market in Europe
  • 4,5 years at Mercedes responsible for the retail and leasing sales in the south of the Netherlands
  • 2,5 years at ABN AMRO bank managing and advising a client portfolio of 300 companies


Mr. Baerte de Brey

Vice President of The European Association for Electromobility

Chief International Officer of ElaadNL

Baerte de Brey works at Stedin, a Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO). Responsible for analyzing the long-term effect of electric mobility on the electricity grids, Baerte helps building a sustainable business case around this transition. This includes vehicle2grids, EVstorage and cyber security. He graduated from Leiden University in 2001 with a law degree and received an MBA from Nyenrode Business University in 2006. On behalf of Stedin, he is one of the executive board members of ElaadNL, the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure. As an expert for the European Commission, he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging.  In his spare time, he is vice President of The European Association for Electromobility (Avere) and an elected member of the Provincial Council of Utrecht.


Mr. Christoph Prommersberger

Deputy Head of Mission

Netherlands Embassy Vietnam

Mr. Christoph Prommersberger is currently the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi (Vietnam), starting from September 2020.

He has a profound experience working in promoting and facilitating sustainable trade and investment in Southeast Asia. Before Vietnam, he worked at the Netherlands Embassies in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Bangkok (Thailand) and in several positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Leading the Economic team at the Embassy in Hanoi, he works on bilateral trade and investment cooperation, focusing on key economic sectors and themes such as: Agriculture, Water Management, Maritime and Logistics, Energy and High-tech industries, building connections between the Dutch and Vietnamese governments and businesses.



  • Ms. Tam Tran 

T: +84 972631495 

E: [email protected] 

  • Mr. Ryan Nguyen

T: +84 28 3622 2588 (ext.137)

E: [email protected]

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