Gamma Communications plc (“Gamma”), a leading technology-based provider of communications services to the business markets in the UK, the Netherlands and Spain, is pleased to announce new key appointments and changes to the leadership team at Gamma Communications Benelux (which includes “Dean One”, “Schiphol Connect” and “Nimsys”) based in the Netherlands.
Firstly, Gerben Wijbenga will join Gamma Communications Benelux as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will take full responsibility for their end to end business activities across the Netherlands. In this role, Gerben will report directly to Gamma’s Chief Executive, Andrew Taylor, and will be fully accountable for the overall business and financial performance, developing and executing an ambitious long-term growth strategy for the group in both the Netherlands and Belgium.
Gerben started his career with KPN, where he worked for 17 years, both directly for KPN and for several of their acquired group companies, where he held a variety of executive management roles focused on both B2B and B2C market and product segments. In addition to this, Gerben has also spent time at Telefonica (Deutschland) and Tele2 (The Netherlands), where he was the CEO of Affiliate Companies and Managing Director of the Consumer market, respectively. In his most recent role, Gerben was CEO at Lebara Deutschland, a market leading MVNO based in Düsseldorf.
Secondly, Willem van Ingen, will move from his current position as CEO of Dean One, into a newly created and expanded role as Gamma Communications Benelux Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with responsibility for all financial matters across the Benelux group companies.
These two appointments will come into effect from 1st August 2020.
Andrew Taylor commented, “As we further develop and significantly grow our business across the region, it is important that we establish strong financial controls and leadership. Gerben has extensive experience across the Telecommunications industry in the Netherlands, France and Germany so I am pleased to welcome him to Gamma and I would also like to congratulate Willem on his new appointment.”