Joost Farwerck

Joost Farwerck, Chief Executive Officer

Joost Farwerck (born 1965) has over 27 years of experience at KPN and in the telecom and technological industry. He
was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of KPN on December 1, 2019.

Joost joined KPN in 1994 after graduating in Law from the University of Amsterdam. He has held senior executive
positions in various KPN divisions. He has been (a.o.) Manager Sales and Corporate Secretary to the Board and
Supervisory Board. In 2011 he was appointed Senior EVP Consumer Residential and in 2012, as Managing Director
Netherlands, he became responsible for KPN’s Dutch activities. In September 2014 he took over KPN’s operating
activities as Chief Operating Officer. Joost has been a member of the Board of Management since April 10, 2013.

As CEO, he is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of KPN. His main task is to set strategic
priorities in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders. Sustainability, innovation, cybersecurity and
diversity are at the heart of this.

Joost is a member of the board of  shape="rect">KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds, a board member
FME lang="EN-US"> (the Dutch employers' organization for technology industry) and a member of
the  lang="EN-US">Cyber Security Council. He holds a supervisory position
Het Nationale
 Foundation (The National Theatre) and is chairman of the
Supervisory Board of 
lang="EN-US">De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam Foundation, which has established
itself within the national and international museum world through high-quality exhibitions in the fields of art,
culture and photography.

The best thing about KPN is, in his opinion, the company’s power of innovation. The fact that for almost a century
and a half KPN's network has been an essential part of Dutch society and has been keeping the Netherlands connected
is something to be proud of.


Current position: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management

Since: 2019

Born: 1965 at Hilversum

Nationality: Dutch

Graduated: University of Amsterdam

Ancillary activities:

  • member of the board of FME

  • member of the Cyber Security Council

  • chairman of the Supervisory Board of De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam Foundation

  • member of the Supervisory Board of Het Nationale Theater Foundation

  • member of the board of KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds


VEB Magazine (Dec, 2022)
BNR podcast Zakendoen (Jun, 2022)
BNR podcast De top van Nederland (Jun, 2022)
SER Magazine (Dec, 2021)
Telecompaper (Dec, 2021)
Het Parool (Jul, 2021)
De Telegraaf (Mar, 2021)
BNR podcast Zakendoen (Dec, 2020)
NRC (Dec, 2020)
FD (Dec, 2020)
De Telegraaf (Dec, 2019)