12 Jan 23
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Kaat van Severen from Astara elected Fleet Manager of the year 2023

After coming in second last year Kaat won the title in 2023

Fleet manager for Astara Western Europe Belgium Kaat van Severen has won the title of Fleet Manager of the year 2023 by VAB, organised by the magazine Fleet.be. In her home country van Severen is responsible for a wide portfolio of Asian brands, ranging from Hyundai, Suzuki, Ssangyong, Isuzu to MG and the Spanish startup Silence. After coming second last year, she was one of the big favourites.  

"I am incredibly happy and proud", van Severen reacted."First we put Hyundai on the map, two years ago the other brands joined us and in the meantime we continue to grow. This title is the icing on the cake for myself and the whole fleet team, and it tastes like more."

Kaat van Severen is the second lady Fleet Manager who won the title, after Claire d'Haese last year in her role as Fleet Manager for Mercedes Belgium. Runner-up for 2023 was Alain Peers fro BMW. Due to strong corporate sales BMW managed in becoming Belgium's top selling brand in 2022. In a market governed by such premium brands it has been far from an easy task for van Severen to build up a name with Korean and recently Chinese models.

The election focuses on Belgian Fleet Managers who made their mark during the past year and was organised for the 28th time by Fleet.be, as a prelude to the Brussels Motor Show which opens doors to the international media as of Friday the 13th of January.

Image Source: Astara Western Europe  

Authored by: Piet Andries