Irene Veldstra has been appointed as the new CEO of Getronics Benelux. Determined to take the company to the next level and to new success stories, she earned her stripes in a variety of commercial positions at multinationals abroad as well as in Belgium and comes with excellent references from the global ICT industry.
Brussels, 22 February 2018 – Irene Veldstra, born in the Netherlands, lives in Belgium since 14 years and relies on more than 20 years of experience in commercial positions in several European countries, Canada and the US. Throughout her career, she has distinguished herself as a strategic thinker, motivator and problem solver, able to balance a multitude of simultaneous complex tasks.
In 2013, she joined Getronics for the first time and played a key role in winning international projects. After a stop at another employer, she returned home to Getronics in 2017, where she became Sales Director and interim CEO for the Benelux region and, as of now, full-time CEO and Sales Director.
Aimed at driving the company to new successes, Veldstra emphasizes: “It is an honour and a privilege to be heading Getronics, one of the leading Benelux ICT service providers. I immediately believed in the new Getronics and its ambition to become the preferred partner in digital transformation. Our aim is to provide innovative business solutions for the challenges enterprises face due to changing working conditions and a shifting environment. We will do this particularly in the areas of Workspace, Applications, Unified Communications, Cloud, IoT, Data & Analytics and Managed Services.”
“On behalf of our entire management board, I am pleased to welcome Irene back into the Getronics family. I look forward to working closely with her as we firmly believe that her broad experience in both commercial and leadership positions on a local and international scale make her the right person in the right place, ” adds Nana Baffour, Chairman and Group CEO of Getronics. “Her drive, ability to create a long-term strategy, commercial insights and inspiring motivational qualities will strengthen Getronics’ position as the preferred partner in transforming businesses using technology and exceptional people, with a unique focus on happy clients.”
Getronics is a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is majority owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.
With nearly 4,500 employees, 45 locations in 22 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific, and in Latin America under the Connectis Brand, Getronics brings a strong capability and expertise in Workspace, Applications, Unified Communications and Managed Cloud services to provide a pro-active, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user – business or consumer, in both public and private sector.
Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 100 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally.