Bessel Kok

Position: 
Senior Advisor

Year of Birth:​ 1941

Hilversum- The Netherlands

Education

  • 1958-1963 – Municipal University Amsterdam Economic Sciences  
  • 1980-1985 – Guest Lecturer Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Professional

  • 1973 -1989 – Cofounder S.W.I.F.T –Brussels
  • 1984-1989 – CEO S.W.I.F.T
  • 1989-1995 – CEO Belgacom-Brussels
  • 1995 -2003 – CEO Cesky Telecom –Prague
  • 2003-2006 – Chairman “LIFE” Mobile Services-Kiev

Board Memberships Professional

  • OKD – Ostrava
  • Nuro Cyber Security Services- Tel Aviv

Cultural

  • Chairman DOX Center of Contemporary Art- Prague
  • Vice Chair Prague Archa Theatre- Prague
  • Board IDFA Documentary Film Festival –Amsterdam
  • Board Babelsberg Film Studios -Berlin

Sports (Chess)

  •  1985 – 1992 Chairman World Grandmasters Association
  • Judit Polgar Chess Foundation – Budapest

Cycling

  • Chairman and co-owner Quickstep Cycling Team-Belgium

Academic

  • Chairman Bakala Academy-Athletic Sports Center partnership with KUL (University of Louvain)