Posted: 16 Sep. 2022 3 min. read

Episode 4 - Our Mobility: What makes us move?

An interview with Mathieu de Lophem

Belgians love their cars. Despite a mature infrastructure of multi-modal public transport options, 62% of trips are still made with an automobile. But awareness is growing among the population, with many commuters making the switch to more sustainable, more flexible, and more efficient travel options. With the cost of traffic jams mounting – currently 1% of Belgium’s GDP – getting caught in a gridlock on the roads is taking its toll on the wallet and on the soul. 

 

“Being stuck in traffic jams is a source of stress and burn-out. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure their people have comfortable transportation options to the office,” explains Mathieu de Lophem, co-founder and former CEO of Skipr. “Avoiding traffic jams by driving the car less reduces the negative societal impact and supports the well-being of employees. It’s a win-win.”

Behavioural change doesn’t happen overnight, but advancements in digitalisation can help get us moving in the right direction.   
 

“We all need to build a new normality in terms of mobility. New technologies are on their way to accompany us,” shares Celine Stocco, Senior Manager at Deloitte. “The future of transportation is multi-modal options that are connected, autonomous, shared and sustainable.”
 

In this episode, Piet Vandendriessche, Sara Rodrigues and Mathieu de Lophem discuss mobility in Belgium and how it is continuously evolving. With additional input from Celine Stocco.

  

Being stuck in traffic jams is a source of stress and burn-out. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure their people have comfortable transportation options to the office. Avoiding traffic jams by driving the car less reduces the negative societal impact and supports the well-being of employees. It’s a win-win.

Mathieu de Lophem, co-founder and former CEO of Skipr

About Mathieu de Lophem

Mathieu de Lophem is co-founder and former CEO of Skipr, an app that allows you to plan, book and pay for your trip using public and shared transport.
 

A proud member of our Deloitte alumni community, Mathieu is an expert in the field of mobility, having previously worked as the General Manager of Deliveroo for the Benelux before joining Skipr.
 

Celine Stocco, Senior Manager at Deloitte

We all need to build a new normality in terms of mobility. New technologies are on their way to accompany us. The future of transportation is multi-modal options that are connected, autonomous, shared and sustainable.

Celine Stocco, Senior Manager at Deloitte

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Piet Vandendriessche

Piet Vandendriessche

CEO Deloitte Belgium

Piet Vandendriessche is the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Belgium. He first took up the position on 1 June 2016. As CEO, Piet leads and manages the Executive Committee and sets the strategic direction of the firm. He is also a member of the Deloitte North South European Executive.  Piet believes strongly in the impact Deloitte can create for its clients and talent, and for society as a whole. Our strategic professionals stay abreast of the changes shaping our world and bring innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients. Similarly, through the Deloitte Foundation the firm supports a wide range of social projects in Belgium and abroad. These focus on education, innovation and entrepreneurship – areas that make the best use of our skills.  In a long career at Deloitte with many opportunities to grow, Piet attaches great importance to maintaining a transparent, dynamic environment that provides people with plenty of room for personal and professional advancement.