CEO turned investor, strategic business advisor and board member.

Most of my career has been spent steering organizations in the international telecommunications and technology sectors, and I’m excited by innovation and its potential to change society for the better.

CEO turned investor, strategic business advisor and board member.

Most of my career has been spent steering organizations in the international telecommunications and technology sectors, and I’m excited by innovation and its potential to change society for the better.

Investment > Results > Growth

Combining my passions, I now help startups, scaleups and established
businesses to break new ground, deliver better results, and achieve growth.

Is there a project you want to discuss?

Investment > Results > Growth

Combining my passions, I now help start-ups, scale-ups and established
businesses to break new ground, deliver better results, and achieve growth.

Is there a project you want to discuss?

Current interests

Private equity

I support the private investment partnership Warburg Pincus LLC as strategic advisor on several technology projects. These include Community Fibre and T-Mobile Netherlands, where I’m Executive Chairman and Chairman, respectively.

Public companies

I have held board positions at various companies, including Telia, T-Mobile US, Legal & General and Vodafone. I’m currently Chairman at the independent Swiss telecommunications business mobilezone.

Startup investment and support

I help innovative companies to grow by providing investment, advice, and hands-on involvement. I’m a member of the Board of Directors at Anapaya Systems AG, and a Board Advisor at Circles.Life.

About me

After a decade as CEO to two of Europe’s most dynamic telco operators, I now help a wide range of organizations across the globe as a board member, strategic advisor and investor.

Born in the Netherlands, I live in Switzerland and love the active life. When I’m not working I’m usually doing some kind of sport, trying out new recipes or walking my dog.

Purpose and vision | Leadership | Strategy development and execution | Operational excellence

Digital infrastructure | Technology innovation | M&A, consolidation and integration

Seed funding | Venture capital | Private equity

About me

After a decade as CEO to two of Europe’s most dynamic telco operators, I now help a wide range of organizations across the globe as a board member, strategic advisor and investor.

Born in the Netherlands, I live in Switzerland and love the active life. When I’m not working I’m usually doing some kind of sport, trying out new recipes or walking my dog.

Purpose and vision | Leadership | Strategy development and execution Operational excellence

Digital infrastructure | Technology innovation | M&A, consolidation and integration

Seed funding | Venture capital | Private equity

Previous roles

I’ve worked at some fantastic companies including Sunrise, EE, Orange, Hewlett Packard, Compaq and Digital.

CEO, Sunrise Communications AG

CEO, EE Limited

Executive Vice President Europe and Mobile Worldwide, Orange-FT Group

CEO, Sunrise Communications AG

CEO, EE Limited

Executive Vice President Europe and Mobile Worldwide, Orange-FT Group

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