Jaap van Wessum General Manager – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Jaap van Wessum joined the company in 2016 as Sales Director for European operations. He was named General Manager—Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2018 with responsibility for overseeing the EMEA business unit.

Van Wessum has more than two decades of experience in the tire industry. Prior to joining Cooper, he held global positions within the Vredestein organization including serving as Director, Marketing and Sales for Apollo Vredestein BV.

Van Wessum earned a degree in Business Economics with a focus on Industrial Marketing from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is active in the European Tyre Manufacturing Association (ETRMA).

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