Bernardus Johannes Maria was born in 11th February 1952. He is a Dutch money manager and an overall accomplice of Keen Venture Partners. He was Chief Executive Officer of broadcast communications organization Alcatel-Lucent from 2008 to 2013. Verwaayen is the fifth of six youngsters brought into the world to a family synthetics business in Driebergen. At school, he coordinated the main understudy parliament, and subsequent to moving on from Utrecht University with a degree in law and worldwide relations in 1975, needed to be a columnist or government official.
He Married to Helena, the couple have two children. They as of now dwell in Paris, yet had a family home in Haslemere, Surrey where Verwaayen facilitated a gathering in summer 2008, went to by 1,300 visitors including previous Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, UK government priests Stephen Twigg and John Denham. Verwaayen, a tennis player himself, put on a VIP tennis match between John Lloyd and Ilie Năstase, and is additionally a devotee of Arsenal F.C..
On graduation, he chose to quickly attempt his National Service with the Royal Netherlands Army, where he established the (General Association of Dutch troopers), an association that existed until 1996.
On leaving the military, to empower him to proceed with his work with the worker’s organization, he joined an auxiliary of ITT Corporation since it gave him an opportunity to sit on a Dutch state panel to change the army. His first advancement came after he went to the European Union Parliament in Brussels to dissent about the organization’s supposed part in the defeat of Salvador Allende’s administration in Chile; ITT reacted by unveiling him its Netherlands relations boss. In 1988, Verwaayen turned into an overseer of PTT Telecom, the state-claimed Dutch telecoms bunch that was a herald of the present KPN; and afterward was designated a board individual from Lucent Technologies in 1997, moving to the United States. A submitted Anglophile, he became CEO of BT in 2003. On 22 February 2013 the Alcatel-Lucent top managerial staff delegated Michel Combes as the organization’s CEO, succeeding Verwaayen, viable April 1. He joined Akamai Technologies as a chief in November 2013. In 2016, Verwaayen established Keen Venture Partners, a funding firm giving early development money to innovation companies. Since April 2020, he has been Chairman of Renewi plc.