“It’s your time to replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity.”
At the end of September 2014 Jan Kees de Jager (1969) joined the KPN Board of Management and as from 1 November 2014 he is also Chief Financial Officer.
In 1990 Mr. de Jager graduated from Nyenrode University in Breukelen as Bachelor of Business Administration. He went on to study at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he first graduated in business economics and social economy in 1994 and two years later with a Master’s in Dutch law.
From 2007 to 2012, Mr. de Jager was a member of the Dutch government, first as State Secretary for Finance (from 2007 to 2010), thereafter as Minister of Finance (from 2010 to 2012). As Minister of Finance, Mr. de Jager’s responsibilities encompassed the budget, general financial and economic policy, supervision of financial markets and cooperation with international financial institutions. As State Secretary for Finance, Mr. de Jager was responsible for many change processes, among others within the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. From 1992 to 2007, Mr. de Jager founded and was Managing Partner at ISM eCompany, an eBusiness solutions company, for which he acted as special advisor after resigning from the Dutch Cabinet until he was appointed to the board of KPN in September 2014. Mr. de Jager is a member of the board of Stichting AECA Nederland, the chair of the Economic Board Zuid-Holland and member of the Supervisory Board of KLM N.V..