Organisational Structure

VodafoneZiggo is a joint venture of the Dutch divisions of Vodafone Group and Liberty Global, respectively Vodafone Netherlands and Ziggo. The parent companies are the shareholders of VodafoneZiggo and have an equal interest of 50%.

The company was officially established on December 31, 2016, after approval from the European Commission and the works councils of former Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands.

Management board & Board of Directors

The (statutory) board of directors of VodafoneZiggo consists of the CEO and CFO, who are appointed by the general meeting of shareholders.

Our board of directors supervises day-to-day management and is responsible for developing a long-term vision and formulating the business strategy. The board of directors consists of the CEO, CFO and seven members of the management who represent the following business units:

  • Strategy Insights & Integration

  • Consumer Business

  • Enterprise Business

  • Customer Operations

  • Technology

  • HR

  • External & Legal Affairs

  • Finance

The board of directors works closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT). This is a group of 65 experienced directors and senior managers, divided across eight business units. The board of directors and the SMT are in charge of the daily management of 7,450 internal and 3,000 external employees.

Composition of the Board of Directors

Jeroen Hoencamp – CEO

Jeroen worked at Vodafone Group for 18 years. Before he started as CEO of VodafoneZiggo, he was CEO of Vodafone Ireland & UK and Vodafone Netherlands respectively.

Ritchy Drost – CFO

Ritchy was CFO of Ziggo and previously worked at Liberty Global for 17 years as the VFP of the European Division of Liberty Global and UPC Netherlands, among other roles.

Thomas Mulder – Executive Director Human Resources

Thomas was HR director at Vodafone Netherlands. From January 2017, he worked in London as Global HR Director for the corporate branch Group Enterprise. In the summer of 2018, he returned to the Netherlands. He succeeded Anja Maassen van den Brink on 1 August 2018.

John van Vianen – Executive Director Business-to-Business

John was CEO of KPN Business Market and member of the Executive Committee of KPN. IT Solutions (formerly Getronics) integrated with KPN under his management.

Marcel de Groot - Executive Director Business-to-Consumer

Marcel was a Consumer Business Unit Director of Vodafone Netherlands and previously with Vodafone Ireland. He started his career at GlaxoSmithKline.

Robin Clements – Executive Director Customer Operations

Robin worked at KPN for 15 years in various operational and commercial roles, both in fixed and mobile telephony and in the internet branch. Before VodafoneZiggo, he was responsible for marketing, sales and service in the private and small business market at Achmea Centraal Beheer and FBTO.

Eben Albertyn – Executive Director Technology

Eben was Technology Director Vodafone Netherlands. Before coming to the Netherlands, he fulfilled a number of technical senior execution roles at telecom companies in Africa.

Barbara Jongerden – Executive Director External & Legal Affairs

Barbara was Corporate Affairs & Strategy Director at Vodafone Netherlands. Prior to that time, she worked at PwC, Corporate Express (now Staples) and Liberty Global.

Robin Kroes – Executive Director Strategy Insights & Integration

Robin was Senior Vice President Strategy & Integration at Ziggo. From 2012, he was Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development at UPC Netherlands. He started his career at Chello Media.

Supervisory Board

The supervisory board consists of the following members (composition on 31 December 2019):

  • three members appointed on nomination by Liberty Global

  • three members appointed on nomination by Vodafone Group

  • two independent members appointed on nomination by the works councils of former Vodafone Netherlands and Ziggo

Supervisory Board Composition

The supervisory board consists of the following members (composition on 31 December 2019):

Manuel Kohnstamm (Chair)

(1962, Dutch)
Senior Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Liberty Global

Baptiest Coopmans

(1965, Dutch)
Chief Executive Officer UPC Switzerland

Charlie Bracken

(1966, British)
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Liberty Global

Serpil Tumuray

(1969, Turkish)
CEO Europe Cluster Vodafone Group

Carmen Velthuis

(1974, Dutch)
Finance Director Europe Cluster Vodafone Group

John Otty

(1964, British)
Group Financial Controller Vodafone Group

Huub Willems

(1944, Dutch)
Professor of Corporate Litigation at the University of Groningen and former chairman of the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal

Carla Mahieu

(1959, Dutch) 
Global Head Human Resources & Executive Vice President Aegon N.V.

Supervisory Board members stood down in 2019:

  • Diederik Karsten, stood down on 22 March 2019.

  • Margherita Della Valle, stood down on 31 December 2019.

The supervisory board has two committees (composition as of 31 December 2019):

  • The Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee: The Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee: Charlie Bracken (Chair), Baptiest Coopmans, Margherita Della Valle and John Otty

  • the Remuneration & Nomination Committee Serpil Timuray (Chair), John Otty, Manuel Kohnstamm and Charlie Bracken