Amsterdam-based Fairphone, the ethical smartphone maker, appoints Reinier Hendriks as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Hendriks’ leadership aims to accelerate growth while advancing the Dutch company’s mission of fostering fairer electronics globally.
Fairphone’s current CFO and Interim CEO, Noud Tillemans, has decided to depart the company to explore new challenges.
In June 2023, Fairphone’s CEO, Eva Gouwens, announced her decision to step down from her post through a LinkedIn post.
The new CEO!
Reinier Hendriks brings over two decades of experience in telecommunications, technology, and financial services. With a track record at industry giants like Vodafone and KPN, his leadership skills position Fairphone for sustainable growth in competitive global markets.
As the former Group MD of LeasePlan Corporation, Hendriks led the organisation through rapid expansion, emphasising the transition to electric vehicles. His strategic vision and expertise make him well-equipped to guide Fairphone through its next phase of growth.
Hendriks, in his new role, says, “I am honoured to have been appointed to become the new CEO of this company. With a unique reputation in the tech industry, Fairphone has demonstrated that change is truly in our hands.”
“I will be focused on working with the tremendous team to further scale our impact ambitions and influence by fostering consumer-led growth and constructing a resilient, future-proof organisation.”
Fairphone names Hendriks as CEO post a milestone year, celebrating a decade of ethical innovation and securing a €49M investment.
Eelco Blok, Chairman of Fairphone’s Supervisory Board, says, “We warmly welcome Reinier as the new CEO of Fairphone. We firmly believe that he possesses the experience and determination required to guide Fairphone’s transition from a scale-up to a mature, thriving enterprise.”
“With Reinier’s international acumen and commercial vision, Fairphone will continue to transform and influence the industry to become more transparent, fair and sustainable.”
Brief about Fairphone
Founded in 2013 by Bas van Abel, Fairphone is driven by the mission to inspire the entire electronics industry to adopt more responsible practices.
The company says that each Fairphone device exemplifies the market’s demand for ethical electronics, seamlessly integrated with a sustainable and profitable business strategy.
The B-Corp-certified company aims to influence the electronics industry by emphasising ethical practices. It encourages manufacturers and suppliers to invest in improved working conditions and sustainable practices, fostering better opportunities for connected communities in the supply chain.
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