Tjarko de Vrieze succeeds Remco Kaphorst as CTO


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As of January 1, 2024, Remco Kaphorst will step down from his role as Chief Technology Officer and pass the baton to Tjarko de Vrieze. This moment gives us the opportunity to look back on his contributions and forward to the future under the technical leadership of our new CTO.

Remco’s tenure at AFIBER was characterized by innovation, growth, and technological advancement. From the outset, he played a pivotal role in the development of our network solutions and services. His visionary leadership has not only had a lasting impact on our organization but also on the infrastructure and systems. His ability to turn technical challenges into practical solutions has helped to build our market position.

As Remco embarks on new challenges, we would like to thank him for his unparalleled commitment and contribution to AFIBER. His legacy of innovation and leadership will continue to permeate every aspect of our company.

Jochem de Gruyter, CEO of AFIBER, shares his thoughts: “Remco’s dedication and innovative insights have shaped AFIBER into what it is today. His role in developing our technology and tackling challenges was indispensable, his departure marks the end of an era and we are grateful for everything he has achieved.” Regarding Tjarko’s appointment as the new CTO, De Gruyter says: “Tjarko brings a wealth of experience and a fresh dynamic to our team. Having been well-integrated into the team and operations by Remco, his approach and vision are exactly what we need as we enter 2024 and this new phase of our company. I am fully confident that Tjarko will lead our technical team to new successes.”

Tjarko’s joining marks the beginning of a new chapter for AFIBER, with a continued focus on innovation and customer-centric solutions. We are convinced that his vision and leadership will assist us in achieving our ambitions and further solidifying our position in the market.

We invite our customers, partners, and followers to join us in thanking Remco and looking forward to a future filled with innovation, growth, and collaboration. For technical inquiries or an introduction, Tjarko can be reached at For more information about our solutions and services, please contact or call +31(0)20 225 0025.

AFIBER is an independent provider of fiber optic connectivity for business customers and service providers. We help organizations with the delivery and management of high-quality networks between branches, data centers, cloud providers, and providers of network and IT services.

AFIBER offers business customers fiber optic coverage in a large part of the Netherlands. This fiber optic network is connected to the main data centers and various regional and national fiber optic networks. This enables us to make an independent choice for our customers for the right connectivity for your company network.

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