The Dutch incumbent KPN as appointed Chantal Vergouw (chief B2B) and Wouter Stammeijer (CTDO) to its board of management.
At the same time, Marieke Snoep has will become responsible for KPN’s consumer clients and Babak Fouladi and Jean-Pascal van Overbeke step down from their positions.
Snoep has successfully initiated the turnaround of KPN’s business market segment. She has been a member of the board of management since December 1, 2019 and will succeed Overbeke who steps down from the board of management due to personal circumstances and takes on the role of strategic advisor to the board until April 2024.
Stammeijer, currently KPN’s chief strategy officer, will succeed Fouladi who has decided to leave KPN and return to his family in London.
Vergouw is the CEO of Dutch insurer Interpolis, a position she has held for almost seven years. Prior to that she held several positions during her almost 15 years at ING. She is currently a member of KPN’s Supervisory Board.
Commenting on the changes, Joost Farwerck, CEO and chairman of the board of management, said: “I welcome Chantal and Wouter to our leadership team. They will bring fresh energy and new perspectives to deliver on the next chapter of our plan to grow and develop the business. Chantal brings extensive experience in areas such as digitalization, customer service, marketing and omnichannel sales in B2B and B2C. Wouter is a seasoned, internal talent with in-depth knowledge of the industry and a proven leadership track record. I would like to thank Babak and Jean-Pascal for their dedication and commitment for realizing the first phase of our Accelerate to Grow strategy”.
Gerard van de Aast, chairman of the supervisory board: “We are pleased to announce today’s appointments for KPN’s leadership team. Chantal and Wouter are both talented and driven leaders who will add their extensive knowledge, expertise and leadership to our Board of Management. With Marieke taking responsibility for our consumer clients, and the rest of the Board remaining firmly in place, KPN is well positioned to successfully execute the next leg of its strategy. We also thank Babak and Jean-Pascal for their leadership and contribution to the success of KPN over the past years”.