Michiel Van Eldik

Michiel Van Eldik has been Digital DMP Director of Wind Tre S.p.A. since December 31, 2016.

Prior to joining Wind Tre, Michiel was responsible for the Vimpelcom’s (now VEON) Consumer Segment, looking after its 220 million customers across 12 different countries. Part of Michiel remit was Device Management Globally, Distribution, Customer Base Management, Pricing and Proposition management as well as driving the company wide revenue growth agenda.

Before VimpelCom (now VEON) he was at Telefonica (O2 plc.) for 12 years, where he most recently worked as CCO for Telefonica Germany with responsibility for the end to end commercial P&L. Whilst Michiel was there he was also part of the team that took the company public and acquired E-Plus from KPN. Prior to this Michiel worked for 3 years at Telefonica in Madrid, where he was the founder of Telefonica Digital, responsible for TEF investment in Telecom Italia, Synergies between China Unicom and Telefonica as well as the wider group innovation, which included TEF incubation program and private equity investment fund. During this period Michiel was also on the Board of several tech companies as well as Telefonica R&D. Before this Michiel was one of the founding members of O2 plc. which was the mobile arm that was de-merged of British Telekom, where he held different strategic, corporate development and operating roles. Michiel was based in London for this period. When O2 plc was acquired by Telefonica Michiel run the integration and synergy program between both companies.

Michiel started his career at Siemens, after this he joined AirTouch where he was responsible for their investments in Italy (Omnitel), Spain (Airtel) and Portugal (Telecel), before he moved to O2 plc.

Van Eldik brings a diversity of commercial, digital, transactional and strategy experience in global and local roles both in developing and developed markets. He holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing and an MBA from Nyenrode Business School.

Michiel was born in Enschede, Netherlands, in 1970. He is married and has 5 children.