Jacques Pieraerts, Vice-President, Communication, External & Environmental Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe
Mr Pieraerts was born in Antwerp in 1959. He holds a degree in Business Administration & Management in Brussels from ICHEC Brussels Management School.
He started his career in 1988 in the automotive industry with Ford Motor Company Belgium, as a Sales representative.
In 1991 he moves to London, to Ford's European Headquarters, as Fleet, Marketing & Regional Sales Manager and Product Manager with responsibility for the Nordic markets.
3 years later, Mr Pieraerts returns to Belgium fulfilling different functions before being appointed Director of Marketing Operations and member of the Board of Directors at Ford Motor Company Belgium in 1995.
In 1997 he returns to the UK Headquarters, where he is appointed Director of Public and External Affairs for Europe.
By the end of 1998, Mr Pieraerts joins Toyota Motor Europe as General Manager Corporate Affairs & Public Relations before becoming General Manager European Sales in 2001.
In 2005 he moves to the position of General Manager Supply & Demand Management and was promoted to Director of Sales Planning, Process and Pricing in 2007.
In January 2010 he became Vice-president & COO of Toyota Spain where is then appointed President and CEO in 2012.
He holds now the position of Vice-President Communication, External & Environmental Affairs since 2015 at Toyota Motor Europe, Brussels Headquarters.