VEON Ltd., a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, has promoted Joop Brakenhoff to the newly established position of Group Chief Internal Audit & Compliance Officer, reporting directly to VEON’s co-CEOs, Kaan Terzioğlu and Sergi Herrero, and to the Audit Committee Chairman. Prior to this, and since January 2019, Mr. Brakenhoff was the company’s Head of Internal Audit.
In this new role, Joop joins VEON’s executive team and leads both the Internal Audit and Compliance functions. These provide important oversight on Group-wide matters related to risk management, compliance, governance and assurance.
Commenting on his appointment, Sergi Herrero and Kaan Terzioğlu said: “Joop is a strong addition to our team, bringing great experience and judgement to areas which remain a priority across our Group. We are committed to the highest standards of governance, transparency and ethics and Joop is a welcome addition to the executive team.”
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Joop Brakenhoff joined VEON in January 2019 from Heineken International, where he was the head of Global Audit. Joop has also held senior Audit roles at Royal Ahold, prior to which he was Chief Financial Officer of Burg Industries B.V. Joop started his career at KPMG in 1985 where he worked for nine years in a variety of audit roles.