Maximo 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). Wind Tre, with approximately € 6.5 billion in revenues, serves more than 30 million mobile customers and 2.8 million fixed line customers.
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 is Professor of Marketing and Digital Marketing at the Luiss University & Business School in Rome.
Ibarra (48) has the Colombian and Italian nationality, and is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. He is married and has a daughter.
Joost Farwerck (born in Hilversum, 1965) was appointed Member of the Board of Management on 10 April 2013. As a 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. In 1994 he started working at KPN as Legal Counsel. Subsequently he became an Account Manager after which he filled several Senior Management positions within KPN. Among other positions, he has been Secretary of the Board of Management and Supervisory board, Head of Network and Customer Operations, Director of our Wholesale division and Director of the Consumer Residential division.
He considers KPN the only complete ICT service provider in the Netherlands, both to commercial and business customers. He wants to strengthen KPN’s market position and transform the company into a simple and customer-friendly service provider. ‘The course we have embarked on will simplify KPN dramatically, thereby making things much easier for our customers and our employees.’
In addition, he wants KPN to make a difference in Dutch society with regard to themes such as The New Way of Living and Working, Healthcare of the future, Energy-efficient, Circularity and Security & Privacy. ‘KPN’s real strength is our people and the quality of our service. We make an impact on society and for that we take responsibility in all areas.’
Farwerck is Non-Executive Board Member of the KPN Group company iBasis. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of VNO-NCW and Member of the Board of Nederland-ICT. Furthermore, he is Member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation ‘Lezen & Schrijven’ (Reading & Writing) and Member of the Board of FME.
Farwerck is married and father of three children. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and tennis. He also likes listening to music and reads Dutch and English literature.
Jan Kees de Jagermore
At the end of September 2014 Jan Kees de Jager (born in Kapelle, 1969) joined the KPN Board of Management and as from 1 November 2014 he also is the Chief Financial Officer.The financial man, who has a broad view on the world of ICT and telecoms, describes himself as direct, open, committed, and happy to enter into dialog.
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.
Between February 2010 and November 2012 De Jager was Minister of Finance in the Dutch Government. Prior to that he was State Secretary for Finance for three years. In those positions he gained considerable national and international financial and management experience as well as thorough knowledge of the financial markets and extensive experience with large and complex processes including far-reaching IT processes. In addition he can call upon his considerable operational and commercial expertise in the ICT sector: from 1992 to 2007 he was managing partner and co-CEO at the e-commerce company ISM eCompany. In those fifteen years he gained much knowledge of innovation, new internet technologies, web solutions, e-applications and the development of products and markets. When he left government office he returned to ISM eCompany, where he worked until joining KPN.
In the rapidly changing and dynamic market in which KPN operates, De Jager considers it a great challenge to help transform KPN from a classic telecoms company into a modern ICT enterprise. "I certainly want to contribute to that process of change. We have already made considerable progress, but we have not yet fully utilized our potential – our network, our technology and our excellent, talented personnel – not by a long stretch. If we can do that even better, we can benefit even further from the many new opportunities, such as cloud services and the Internet of Things, which will lead us to a more closely connected society."
De Jager is fond of gadgets and "everything that is connected." In his spare time he likes to drive rallies in his classic car. In that sport he once learned from a former Formula 1 driver that the brake is mainly there so you can put your foot down and accelerate away from the rest. This is a motto he would also like to apply in business.
Frank van der Postmore
Frank van der Post, who has been Chief Commercial Officer since March 1, 2015, regards the telecom and IT sector as a big opportunity and a wonderful new challenge. “The trick is to be able to translate our techniques and knowhow into services that are relevant to our customers.”
Following his studies at the Hotel School in the Netherlands and then at Florida International University in Miami, Van der Post (born 1961, Oudewater) began his career in the hotel sector in 1985. His positions included that of general manager at the American and Amstel Hotels in Amsterdam and he worked for the InterContinental Group for 20 years. In 2005 he entered the employment of the Jumeirah Group, a chain of luxury hotels in the Middle East and Asia, where he occupied a variety of positions, including chief operating officer.
In 2011 he switched from the hotel sector to the aviation industry, becoming executive director of British Airways, where he was responsible for branding policy, products and the customer experience. There he raised the level of service.
With his 30 years of experience in the hotel and aviation industries he comes to KPN with customer focus and brand management experience. “The front-of-house employees are essential for a service provider like KPN: they are the link between our company, the service we provide, our targets and the customer perception.” Van der Post regards enhancing customer satisfaction and customer loyalty as an exciting task. “Just look at what the future holds in store for telecom and IT. There are going to be so many changes in the years ahead. I really want to make a contribution.”
Van der Post is married and is the father of two daughters. In his free time his favorite hobbies are golf, skiing and tennis. He also enjoys fly fishing for salmon and trout.