Richard Nijhoff

Richard Nijhoff

VP B2B Innovation at Liberty Global

Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam Mentor

Professional Executive with experience in IT and Telecoms. I have experience in large corporate telco & cableco’s like KPN and Liberty Global but also in small startup and family-business type companies. At KPN I started up Software Online, which is a suite of applications for business and private customers. We started the business from scratch and grew that in a couple of years to 50,000 paying customers in the Netherlands. At Liberty Global I have had several roles in the B2B organization in Europe. Liberty Global is the biggest cablecompany in the world with a B2B department of $1.5 bn revenue.

Top 3 skills:

1. Experience in both startup and corporate world
2. Extensive knowledge in B2B, IT, Telco and Cloud environment in international context
3. HR & coaching skills gained through managing teams in various roles

As my interest is with innovation and new developments I have high interest to bring startup companies further and help them realize their ideas. Further it will help me in my daily role to enrich my knowledge and stay connected with latest innovation in the market as they generally do not come from big companies but from smaller.