21 July 2014 - The company

New management structure

Volgend op de verkoop van E-Plus, is KPN voornemens een nieuwe managementstructuur te implementeren.

Following the sale of E-Plus, KPN intends to implement a new management structure.

“The new management structure enables a functional and more direct control of KPN’s operating activities, leading to an even stronger customer focus and cost control. As part of the Simplification program we are simplifying our operating model, also by removing a number of management layers. The appointment of Jan Kees de Jager as our new CFO will help the successful execution of our strategy in The Netherlands and Belgium, supported by a solid financial profile and strong management structure.”

Eelco Blok, CEO van KPN

As already announced, Thorsten Dirks will step down as member of the Board of Management of KPN to become CEO of Telefónica Deutschland. Joost Farwerck, currently already member of the Board of Management and Managing Director The Netherlands, will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. There is a vacancy for the role of Chief Commercial Officer which will be filled on an interim basis by Eelco Blok, CEO of KPN, until a permanent appointment has been made. The CEO of BASE Company will report directly to the CEO of KPN.

Central Works Council consultation will take place as usual.