Rik Farenhorst

CIO Transavia

There are few professionals who can claim a richer experience leading and growing high-performance teams for highly-renowned organizations than Rik. With a burning passion in helping organizations to survive our digital era, Rik has had a tremendous impact on how we identify the essential skills needed in a DevOps team.

In his current role as Transavia’s CIO, Rik is responsible for heading the department of 250 FTEs responsible for the organizational transformation of one of the most innovative and high-performing airlines in the world. With a revenue of €1.744 billion, Transavia has been making waves in the industry for the swift improvement of its digital organization.

As chairman of DASA’s Enterprise Leadership Forum of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA), Rik has inspired executive leadership peers and professionals on a global scale to help organizations to profit from digital and organizational transformation.

Rik’s history creating tangible value with IT and helping organizations to accelerate and improve by smartly leveraging new digital capabilities has made him one of the leading figures in the fast-evolving world of DevOps.