Pune, July 232015: Navigation solutions leader TomTom (TOM2) has announced the appointment of Barbara Belpaire as General Manager of TomTom India.
Barbara has been with TomTom for over a decade in different cross-regional management positions in China and APAC.
In prior roles, Barbara focussed on technology transfer, and building high-performance teams and processes with captive centres and suppliers in China and APAC. Under her leadership, TomTom received ISO/TS certification for 3 APAC business units – Singapore, China and Japan.
Says Alain De Taeye, member of the Management Board at TomTom: “We are happy to welcome Barbara to join our Pune site, which is our second largest facility worldwide and has 700 employees focusing on Mapping, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, FSSC and Customer Care. In her new role, she will contribute to the further development of the Pune site by creating a cohesive employee community and overall brand building of TomTom. Her cultural and social awareness as well as her unique leadership style will be key to TomTom’s success in this market.”
Adds Barbara: “I am very excited to join TomTom India as I am passionate about the region and collaborating with people. My ambition is to make TomTom India the Best Place to Work by unlocking the in-house potential and developing key talent and capabilities.”