Netherlands-based communications provider VEON announced the promotion of Joop Brakenhoff to the newly established position of group chief internal audit & compliance officer. Since January 2019, Brakenhoff has been the company’s head of internal audit.

Brakenhoff will report directly to VEON’s Co-CEOs, Kaan Terzioğlu and Sergi Herrero and to the audit committee chairman. In this new role, Brakenhoff 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.

Brakenhoff joined VEON in January 2019 from Heineken International, where he was the head of global audit. He has also held senior audit roles at Royal Ahold, prior to which he was chief financial officer of Burg Industries B.V.