Rik Farenhorst is currently CIO of Transavia. He is leading digital transformation there and is responsible for driving the cultural change required to create as much value as possible with IT for both Transavia's passengers and its employees. In addition, Rik is chair of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) Enterprise Leadership Forum. The forum is a global platform that promotes knowledge sharing and awareness on how to build high-performance digital organisations. Rik is also a board member of the Dutch CIO platform, where he focuses on improving the digital and organisational transformation, which is a prominent topic for most of the 120+ member organisations.
Farenhorst studied computer science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD in software engineering.
'I am humbled and proud to have been appointed a member of Hotelschool The Hague’s board of trustees. As I have always worked for companies with a strong brand and mission, I have a clear affinity with Hotelschool The Hague’s ambition to be a leading educational community in the hospitality domain. I have a passion for education and look forward to bringing my knowledge and skills on digital transformation to the school. I look forward to working with the board, staff, students and my fellow board members.'