Maximo Ibarra has taken over the role of CEO of Dutch telco KPN from previous incumbent Eelco Blok in a move that was initially announced in October last year.
The telco also reappointed CFO Jan Kees de Jager to the board.
KPN’s annual general meeting also approved the reappointment of former Telenet CEO Duco Sickinghe and Claudia Zuiderwijk, chairman of the Dutch Chambers of Commerce, to the supervisory board.
Blok served with KPN for 34 years including 12 in the top job. Ibarra, who joined the company in an advisory role in January ahead of his confirmation as CEO, has Colombian and Italian nationality, previously served as CEO of Italian operator Wind and, from 2016, as CEO of Tre, the 50:50 joint venture between Wind’s owner Veon and CK Hutchison’s 3 Italia.
Prior to joining Wind in 2004, he held senior leadership roles at Benetton, Fiat and DHL, having previously worked in marketing for Vodafone Italy and Telecom Italia.
KPN’s annual general meeting approved a total dividend of €0.127 per ordinary share for the current year.