After a successful career at Nokia, Jan-Arie Sepers returns as General Manager Netherlands at Radio Holland, where he started his career 26 years ago.
Jan-Arie started at Radio Holland in Rotterdam in 1990 as a service engineer after graduating in electrical engineering. A year later he moved to Sharjah in the UAE, where he worked as service manager for the Middle East for six years, returning to Rotterdam in 1998.
Later at Nokia in Italy Jan-Aire set up mobile networks and sold service and maintenance contracts to telecom operators. He then worked in Athens and Singapore, as head of sales for Asia from 2003-2006, then worked for both Vodafone and Nokia in Düsseldorf. In 2009 he returned to The Netherlands when Nokia merged with Siemens.
From 2009-2012 Jan-Arie was head of sales for Europe, involved in the restructuring of Nokia to restore profitability. In 2015 he was tasked with integration and reorganisation when Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent.
’I’m excited to be back after all these years, on the verge of Radio Holland’s 100th anniversary. I have built a varied management career at Nokia, shaping the various companies and offices within Nokia for the future, and am happy to add that experience to Radio Holland Netherlands. Radio Holland is a strong, renowned brand, and there are so many opportunities out there even in this challenging market.’ Jan-Arie said.