KPN appoints new CTO and consumer markets chief

Dutch telco KPN has announced a number of changes to its senior leadership team.

Wouter Stammeijer has been named as chief technology and digital officer. Stammeijer, currently chief strategy officer, will replace Babak Fouladi, who has decided to leave KPN and return to London with his family.

Marieke Snoep has been named as consumer market chief. Snoep was previously in charge of KPN’s business services activity, where she was credited with turning the business around.

She replaced Jean-Pascal van Overbeke, who is stepping down from the company’s board for personal reasons, although he will remain a strategic adviser to KPN until April next year.

Chantal Vergouw has meanwhile been appointed as business market chief, replacing Snoep in that role. Vergouw is currently the CEO of insurance company Interpolis. She is currently a member of KPN’s supervisory board.

Vergouw and Stammeijer will join the KPN executive board.

“I welcome Chantal and Wouter on board our team. They bring fresh energy and new perspectives needed for the next phase of our strategy and ambition to grow sustainably. Chantal brings extensive experience and expertise in the field of digitization, customer service, marketing and omni-channel sales, both in B2B and B2C Wouter is an experienced internal talent with extensive knowledge of the telecom sector who has proven himself as a leader within KPN. would like to thank Babak and Jean-Pascal for their dedication and commitment in realizing the first phase of our Accelerate to Grow strategy,” said CEO Joost Farwerck.

“We are pleased to announce these changes in the composition of KPN’s Executive Board. Chantal and Wouter are both talented and driven leaders who bring their extensive knowledge, expertise and leadership to will add to our Board of Directors. With Marieke at the helm of Consumer Market and the other board members well positioned, KPN is ready to make the next phase of the strategy a success. We also want Babak and Jean-Pascal for their commitment and contribution to KPN’s success over the past years,” said supervisory board chairman Gerard van de Aast.

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