Guido van Woerkom

Guido van Woerkom

Chairman of the board

Brief cv
1999-2014 General Director of the Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB)
2014-present Chairman of the Dutch Retail Association
2008-present Member of the General Board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)
2013-present Member of the Social and Economic Council (SER)

‘From good infrastructure to affordable mobility: as director of the Royal Dutch Touring Club, I have always stood up for the interests of motorists. It is not a coincidence that I have fully committed myself to this initiative: Volkswagen drivers are entitled to good representation of their interests as well. The people behind this foundation - including myself - believe that injured motorists are simply entitled to appropriate compensation.'

'If properly executed, a mass claim is an excellent instrument to collectively take a stand against a large multinational like Volkswagen. Moreover, participation in the claim for affected VW drivers is free. All the more reason to join and force Volkswagen into action, together with hundreds of thousands of other Europeans.'

‘So far, Volkswagen has been very reluctant to act in Europe. This is unfortunate not just for affected drivers, but ultimately for Volkswagen itself as well: this rigid position is harming the company's reputation and that of the automotive industry as a whole. If Volkswagen is smart, it will focus on the future and meet the affected customers' needs. We are certainly more than ready to make this happen.’