Rik Farenhorst

Farenhorst is serving as a member of Hotelschool The Hague’s Board of Trustees and member of the Audit Committee.

- Second appointment 1 July 2023 to 1 July 2027 -

Over the past decade, Farenhorst has created and delivered many trainings on various leading IT trends and paradigms. He has coached many experts, leaders, teams, and organizations on their digital transformation journeys. In his current position as Director Digital at Ordina he is responsible for digital transformation and consulting business. As CIO of Transavia he was responsible for the IT department (250fte) and innovation portfolio and was leading the organizational and digital transformation of this innovative, low-cost airline. Earlier, as a business unit manager at Xebia he helped many large organizations to accelerate and improve by smartly leveraging new digital capabilities.

In 2016 Farenhorst was one of the founding fathers of DASA by creating its competence framework and defining the DASA DevOps principles. He is also one of the master trainers of DASA’s DevOps Fundamentals course. Since 2018, as chairman of DASA’s Enterprise Leadership Forum, Farenhorst focuses on inspiring executive leadership peers and professionals on a global scale and facilitates the sharing of good practices and experiences, and learning from stories from the trenches.

'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.’