Dr Walther Ploos van Amstel is a professor in City Logistics at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. After obtaining his PhD at the VU University Amsterdam, Walther worked for over 15 years as an organization consultant for Cap Gemini and KPMG in the areas of logistics, supply chain management and international distribution. Before joining Amsterdam University, Walther was also a professor of logistics at the Netherlands Defense Academy in Breda and Den Helder. 

With over 25 years of professional experience and expertise in the mobility sector, Walther also acts as a member of the steering committee of the Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics and ambassador of the Praktijkproef Traffic Management Amsterdam.

Besides his academic life, Walther is an active house DJ.