Deutsche Telekom's van Damme doesn't want KPN CEO post

Niek Jan van Damme, an executive member on Deutsche Telekom's (XETRA: DTE.DE) board, has no interest in becoming KPN's next leader when current CEO Ad Scheepbouwer leaves next July.

Although Van Damme may have been cited as a possible candidate to take the top spot at KPN, a Dow Jones Newswire report revealed he's contented with his role at Deutsche Telekom and doesn't intend to go back to the Netherlands.

What likely made Van Damme a potential candidate was his experience in the region when he served as CEO of T-Mobile Netherlands from 2004 until joining Deutsche Telekeom's executive board in March last year. Following his appointment to the executive board, Van Damme became responsible for Deutsche Telekom's German operations.

Van Damme isn't the only non-KPN executive to come out saying he's not interested in succeeding Scheepbouwer. Last week, Duco Sinkinghe, CEO of Belgian cable network operator Telenet, also denied rumors that he was in line to take over KPN's top post.

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