APCOA: Philippe Op de Beeck to Step Down as CEO, Bert Pijls to Be Appointed as Interim Executive Chair

- Stuttgart, Germany
Mr. Op de Beeck will continue to support the company as Senior Advisor to the APCOA Board.

APCOA, the leading parking operator in Europe, today announced that Philippe Op de Beeck will be stepping down as CEO, effective July 1, 2024 and that Bert Pijls will assume the role of Executive Chair until a new CEO is appointed.

As CEO, Philippe Op de Beeck has led APCOA’s growth of over 40% over the last 8 years and helped the company to achieve multiple strategic milestones, including several acquisitions, the roll out of Urban Hubs, the implementation of an EV charging strategy and the adoption of parking and mobility technologies across the business. Mr. Op de Beeck will continue to support the company as Senior Advisor to the APCOA Board.

Speaking on behalf of APCOA, Bert Pijls, the Chairman, said: “I would like to thank Philippe for his years of service and contributions to APCOA. Phillipe is leaving behind a strong and market leading business, and I am delighted that Philippe will remain engaged with the company in a new role as Senior Advisor to the Board of APCOA. I will work closely with Phillipe during this period of transition, and I am very excited about APCOA and its opportunities for continued growth. 

Philippe Op de Beeck, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team at APCOA, whose unrelenting hard work and dedication have been the foundation of our success. This is an exceptionally talented group that feels like a family, and with an experienced leader like Bert at the helm, I strongly believe that the business will continue to successfully execute its growth plan”.

John Brantl, Co-Head of the European Investment Team at Strategic Value Partners, said: “On behalf of SVP and our partners, we would like to thank Philippe for his leadership and contributions to APCOA. He has been responsible for overseeing the consolidation of APCOA’s leading position across the European market. Phillipe leaves the business in a strong position to scale further under the leadership of Bert and the talented APCOA management team. We look forward to continuing to work with Bert and Philippe to support APCOA in its growth journey. Our recent investment reflects our confidence in the future development of the business, and we look forward to working with Bert towards APCOA’s continued success.


APCOA is Europe's leading parking operator with more than 50 years of industry expertise. With its 5,000 employees, the Group manages more than 1.8 million individual parking spaces at 13,000 locations in 13 European countries. The company is active in the areas of parking, charging, technologies and urban solutions. With its consistent “asset light” business model, APCOA is a trusted partner, maximising value for private and public real estate owners.

Via its open digital platform, APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with owners, partners, customers and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into urban hubs, creating the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, EV charging and a wide range of innovative services that enable a more convenient mobility experience.

The environment also benefits: With its digital services and intelligent Traffic Management System, the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of logistics traffic and vehicles searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility, and proximity services for urban living, APCOA is positioned to become an integral part of the digital and physical Smart City ecosystem.

Further information can be found at apcoa.com and urban-hubs.com


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