Board of Management
Maximo Ibarra (1968) was appointed as chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer on 18 April 2018. Ibarra is renowned for his experience in digitalization, marketing and customer centricity. Ibarra previously worked for the Italian company Wind Telecommunications where he served as CEO from 2012 onwards. From 2016, as CEO of Wind Tre, he was responsible for the integration of the 50/50 joint venture between the Italian telecommunications activities of VEON (Wind Telecommunications) and CK Hutchison (3 Italia).
Ibarra joined Wind Telecommunications in 2004 and served in a number of leadership roles until his appointment as CEO in 2012. Prior to joining Wind Telecommunications, Ibarra held several leadership and commercial positions at a number of companies including Benetton, FIAT and DHL. In the early days of his career he held several marketing related roles at Vodafone Italy and Telecom Italia.
Ibarra has studied politics and economics at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy. He also attended various postgraduate courses at leading academic institutions (London Business School, INSEAD, Singularity University, STOA’ Business School). In addition, he was Professor of Marketing and Digital Marketing at the Luiss University & Business School in Rome.
Joost Farwerck (1965) was appointed as member of the Board of Management on 10 April 2013 and reappointed on 12 April 2017. As Chief Operations Officer his main drivers are ‘change, improvement, and teamwork’.
Farwerck studied Law at the University of Amsterdam. After launching his career, he followed a variety of courses at institutions such as the International Institute for Management Development. Farwerck started working at KPN in 1994 and held senior management positions in various divisions. He has been responsible for all of KPN’s activities in the Netherlands as Managing Director Netherlands since February 2012, and has held responsible for the operating activities of KPN as Chief Operating Officer since September 2014. Farwerck is a member of the executive committee of VNO-NCW, a member of the board of Nederland-ICT, of the board of The Hague Security Delta, and of the board of FME, as well as a member of the Cyber Security Council. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of TNO. He is Chairman of the board of the KPN Group company iBasis.
Jan Kees de Jagermore
At the end of September 2014 Jan Kees de Jager (1969) joined the KPN Board of Management and as from 1 November 2014 he is also Chief Financial Officer.
In 1990 De Jager graduated from Nyenrode University in Breukelen as Bachelor of Business Administration. He went on to study at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he first graduated in business economics and social economy in 1994 and two years later with a Master's in Dutch law.
From 2007 to 2012, Mr. de Jager was a member of the Dutch government, first as State Secretary for Finance (from 2007 to 2010), thereafter as Minister of Finance (from 2010 to 2012). As Minister of Finance, Mr. de Jager’s responsibilities encompassed the budget, general financial and economic policy, supervision of financial markets and cooperation with international financial institutions. As State Secretary for Finance, Mr. de Jager was responsible for many change processes, among others within the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. From 1992 to 2007, Mr. de Jager founded and was Managing Partner at ISM eCompany, an eBusiness solutions company, for which he acted as special advisor after resigning from the Dutch Cabinet until he was appointed to the board of KPN in September 2014. Mr. de Jager is a member of the board of Stichting AECA Nederland and the chair of the Economic Board Zuid-Holland.