Composition of our Senior Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer (M, 1966)
Jeroen Hoencamp has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VodafoneZiggo since its formation on 1 January 2017. Jeroen has worked at Vodafone since 1998 and occupied various senior executive positions, including CEO of Vodafone Ireland (2010-2012), CEO of Vodafone United Kingdom (2013-2016), and CEO of Vodafone Netherlands (2016). Earlier in his career, he held various senior marketing and sales roles at Canon Southern Copy Machines, Inc. in the United States and Thorn EMI/Skala Home Electronics in the Netherlands. Jeroen is a former officer in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. He holds a BBA degree from Nyenrode Business University and obtained an MBA at the University of Georgia in the United States.
Ancillary positions: Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation, Board member of VNO-NCW and Supervisory Board member of PostNL
Chief Financial Officer (M, 1974)
Ritchy Drost has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of VodafoneZiggo since its formation. Before that, he was the CFO and a member of the board of directors of Ziggo since 2015. Ritchy held various roles at Liberty Global since 1999, including CFO of the former European division of Liberty Global, as well as CFO of UPC Netherlands. After obtaining a master’s degree in business economics, Ritchy worked as an auditor at Arthur Andersen.
Ancillary positions: Supervisory Board member, NEMO Science Museum and Board member and treasurer at Stichting Uitmarkt Amsterdam
Executive Director Consumer Market (M, 1975)
Robin Kroes has been the Executive Director of Consumer Market since 1 September 2022. Previously, he had held the position of Executive Director of Strategy, Insights & Integration since the formation of VodafoneZiggo on 1 January 2017. Robin was the VP of Strategy & Integration at the time of the merger of UPC and Ziggo in 2014. Before this, Robin was VP of Strategy & Corporate Development and a member of the Management Team at UPC Netherlands from March 2012. Prior to UPC, Robin fulfilled various positions at Chellomedia, including VP of Commercial, Operations and Corporate Development. Robin obtained an MSc in economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Ancillary positions: Chair of the Vodafone Foundation and member of the Advisory Board of Kunstmuseum Den Haag
John van Vianen
Executive Director Business Market (M, 1969)
John van Vianen has been the Executive Director of Business Market at VodafoneZiggo since its formation. He held various management positions before being appointed CEO of iBasis in the United States in 2009. In 2011, John became CEO of KPN Business Market and a member of the KPN Executive Committee. John has a master’s degree in business economics, specialising in marketing, from Tilburg University, and a master’s degree in business telecommunications from Delft University of Technology. In 2014, he completed the New Board Program at Nyenrode Business University.
Ancillary positions: Member of the Economic Board of Utrecht
Barbara de Koning Gans
Executive Director Customer Operations (F, 1972)
Barbara de Koning Gans has been the Executive Director of Customer Operations since 16 August 2021. Before this, Barbara worked for Rabobank where she was the Executive Vice President Customer Service. Before that, she worked as Chief Commercial Officer at Independer, as General Manager of Bergman Clinics and fulfilled various roles at the ING Group. She has a master’s degree in business administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and obtained an MBA in Switzerland.
Ancillary positions: Board member of Stichting Vestingeiland in Naarden
Executive Director Technology (M, 1975)
Nationality: South African
Eben Albertyn has been the Executive Director for Technology at VodafoneZiggo since it was formed. Before that, Eben worked at Vodafone Netherlands as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from 1 October 2015 onwards, where he was responsible for the IT landscape and its network. Before relocating to the Netherlands, Eben held various technical roles with telecommunications providers in Africa. Eben studied at the Rand Afrikaans University in South Africa and holds an MSc in electronic and telecoms engineering.
Ancillary positions: None
Fleur van Beem
Executive Director Strategy, Insights & Digital Transformation (F, 1977)
Fleur van Beem has been the Executive Director of Strategy, Insights & Digital Transformation at VodafoneZiggo since 1 September 2022. This position also entails the responsibility for innovation, content and Ziggo Sport. Prior to this, she held the position of Executive Director for Digital Transformation at VodafoneZiggo starting from October 1, 2021. Before that, Fleur was a partner at the strategic consultancy firm Bain & Company, and advised Dutch and international organisations in the telecommunications and financial sectors. Fleur has a master’s degree in finance from the University of Amsterdam.
Ancillary positions: None
Executive Director Human Resources (M, 1978)
Thomas Mulder has been Executive Director of Human Resources at VodafoneZiggo since July 2018. Since the VodafoneZiggo joint venture, he was appointed HR Director of Vodafone Group Enterprise in December 2016. Before joining Vodafone in January 2012, he worked for Accenture, where he was HR Director for Benelux. Thomas obtained a global executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management.
Ancillary positions: Board Member of VNO-NCW, Board Member WENB, Board Member Anders Reizen
Barbara de Ridder-Jongerden
Executive Director External & Legal Affairs (F, 1975)
Barbara de Ridder-Jongerden has been Executive Director External & Legal Affairs since 2019 and Executive Director Legal & Regulatory since 2017 at VodafoneZiggo. Before that, Barbara was Director of Corporate Affairs & Strategy at Vodafone Netherlands from 2014, where she was responsible for strategy, security, legal, regulatory and external affairs. She originally joined Vodafone in 2012 as Head of Legal Affairs. Before Vodafone, she worked at PwC, Buhrmann N.V. and Liberty Global. Barbara studied Dutch law and law and economics at Utrecht University.
Ancillary positions: Board member of RODAP (Rechtenoverleg voor Distributie van Audiovisuele Producties) and board member of GigaEurope