LEXINGTON, Mass.— December 17, 2015 — iBasis, a KPN company, today announced the appointment of Feddo Hazewindus to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Effective January 1, 2016 Hazewindus will succeed Willem Offerhaus, who will become Executive Vice President of Executive Relations and Regional Management, reporting to KPN Chief Operations Officer Joost Farwerck.
Hazewindus brings a wealth of relevant entrepreneurial and leadership experience in wholesale telecommunications, cybersecurity and business intelligence. Most recently, he was responsible for leading the reorganization of the Operations division of KPN. Offerhaus joined iBasis in January 2011 as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the iBasis Board of Directors. Under his leadership, iBasis achieved a top-three position in LTE Roaming and developed its Mobile Value Added Services portfolio while maintaining a leadership position in international Voice. Offerhaus will continue as a non-executive member of the iBasis board.
“We are grateful for all that iBasis has achieved under Willem’s leadership over the last five years. He has positioned the company on the path to becoming a major player in Mobile Value Added Services, while enhancing its quality and leadership position in the Voice business,” said Joost Farwerck, KPN Chief Operations Officer, member of the KPN Board of Management and Chairman of the iBasis Board. “I’m confident that under Feddo’s leadership and with the support of the iBasis and KPN Boards, iBasis will continue to innovate and maintain that positive trajectory.”
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice carrier and a provider of data services and solutions for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services and data services, including messaging, signaling and roaming, for many of the world’s largest fixed and mobile operators, as well as “over-the-top” and voice-over-broadband service providers. iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators and more than 1,000 other providers around the world. The company can be reached at its worldwide headquarters in Lexington, Mass., USA at +1 781-430-7500 or at www.ibasis.com.