Olaf is the chief executive officer of EE, responsible for running the UK’s leading communications company.
Prior to this, Olaf was a member of the Orange executive board, heading the Group’s Europe division, which covered a mobile & fixed, €12.6B telecommunications business in Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, and the Dominican Republic. In addition, he ran the company’s purchasing and supply chain function worldwide.
Before joining Orange, Olaf had 17 years' experience in the IT industry in Europe and the United States, latterly serving as Hewlett-Packard's EMEA SVP for enterprise sales and software. He also held senior leadership, sales and marketing positions with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation in Europe and the United States. He has worked at country, European and global levels.
A 47-year-old Dutch national, Olaf holds a BA in Economics and received his European MBA from ESCP (formerly EAP) in Paris in 1989. Olaf lives in London with his family.
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