KPN names Sickinghe as chairman

Duco Sickinghe

Duco Sickinghe

Dutch telco KPN has named former Telenet CEO Duco Sickinghe as its new chairman.

Sickinghe will succeed Jos Streppel on April 15 at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders, following the termination of the latter’s third and final term in the role.

Sickinghe has been a member of KPN’s supervisory board since April last year.

He resigned as CEO of Telenet two years ago after Liberty Global moved to take full control of the company but encountered resistance from a number of investors.

KPN has also appointed Jolande Sap, currently chair of mental healthcare institution Arkin and a former politician and leader of the GroenLinks party, to its supervisory board, replacing Tini Hooymans. 

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