Walter Kok – Highly experienced Management Executive
Walter is currently CEO of the Energy Web Foundation. EWF has spent the past three years requirements gathering, experimenting, and prototyping solutions with the global energy blockchain community, which totals more than 100 member organizations and represents more than 280 million customers around the world. EWF is now focusing on leveraging blockchain and other digital technologies to accelerate the energy transition, especially in relation to two primary use cases: 1) enhancing energy sector traceability and 2) unlocking grid flexibility from customer-owned resources.
Walter is passionate about transforming organizations through new technologies. He brings nearly three decades of experience leading customer solutions and operational teams in complex, global organizational environments, including in the fields of fintech, telecommunications and information technology (IT). Prior to joining EWF originally as COO, Kok was COO of bank-wide operations at ING Bank, where he drove a series of transformation programs and built a new type of operating model better equipped to deal with the challenges of regulatory requirements and technological disruption. In addition to ING, Kok’s prior experience also includes senior board positions at Vodafone Global Enterprise, BT, NEC Corporation and several startups. He holds a Masters of Science in computer systems networking and telecommunications from Eindhoven University of Technology. He is currently studying a Masters of Science in Blockchain and Digital Currencies.