John has over 20 years of experience in TMT sector in Executive Management positions in the Netherlands and abroad. He is able to understand and manage complex markets and organisations with a strong focus on customers and innovation. He realised significant results with turnarounds; constantly focused on improving financial and market performance while achieving growth. His driving force is the achievement of the maximum result by developing high performance teams and an inspiring working environment where employees can develop their capabilities further.
He had a degree in Business Economics, specialising in Marketing at the University of Tilburg and Masters of Business Telecommunications at Delft Technical University. In 2014 he completed the New Board Program at Nyenrode University.
He held several executive functions before being appointed in 2009 as CEO of iBasis in the United States and realised significant improvements in growth of turnover, ebitda and free cash flow.
In 2011, John was appointed as CEO KPN Business Market and member of the Executive Committee of KPN. Under his supervision IT Solutions (former Getronics) was integrated. KPN Business Market delivers a complete portfolio of Telecom &ICT services for the business market, with a revenue of Euro 3.2 billion and 7700 FTE. The Business Market consists of SOHO, SME, Large and Corporate Clients.
In 2016 John joined the VodafoneZiggo Executive Committee as CCO Business Market to build the first nationwide fully integrated mobile and cable company.
John has been actively involved as an investor in disruptive technology start ups such as IoT, big data, AI and blockchain and was involved in (cyber) security.
Next to this he has been advising leading Private Equity and Management Consulting firms in the area of B2B management and TMT.