Vincent Kobesen

CEO, PTV Group
Vincent Kobesen

Vincent Kobesen has been a member of the PTV Executive Board since 1 July 2008. He was appointed CEO in July 2011. In this capacity, he focuses on PTV’s global business development.

After completing his degree in Business Administration, Vincent Kobesen joined Fokker Aerospace and Districon. He acquired Districon and founded Ordis (today PTV Nederland), both long-term business partners of PTV.

Moreover, Vincent Kobesen is a member of several supervisory boards, including the boards of PTV and external shareholdings.  In 2010, he was awarded the “Gold Star for sporting merit” of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) where he serves as national advisor.

Q. What are the main pillars of the PTV vision known as the “the mind of movement”?

Our vision is: “We plan and optimise everything which moves people and goods worldwide. Integrated and in real-time.” Therefore, we deliver cutting-edge software solutions for traffic planning, transport logistics and new mobility to cities and industry. PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.

Q. Which measures are to be undertaken today to make sure the future of urban transportation encompasses the targets of sustainable development?

Today we can already analyse and demonstrate the impact of traffic on our environment. At PTV Group we can show and model the current status quo as well as future mobility scenarios and the consequences of different measures. If we want to establish sustainability in cities, we have to find a common sense between the different aspects.

Every city has to define the rule set and framework for its future: which mode will be the favourite one? How can alternative mobility be integrated? What can be done to improve air quality? How do we organise urban logistics and last-mile delivery? The challenge is to find a suitable set up which is fit for the future. The good news is, even today you can plan and simulate different sustainable scenarios and eventually, find the right decisions for the future.

Q. Does the global trend of city networks reflect the overall shift towards a more profound collaboration between sectors, stakeholders, industries and institutions?

There is still a long way to go. There are still significant political and economic borders to overcome.

Q. How does the PTV Group position itself in regards to other players in the mobility ecosystem?

We take a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. We have unique know-how, a start-up mindset, we work locally on a global scale and supply four decades of experience in regard to optimising traffic and transport logistics. And, with our shareholder Porsche Automobil Holding SE, we have a financially strong partner behind us.