Hans Kraaijenbrink was a member of the Executive Board of ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators association, located in Brussels. He was also Manager, European Policy and Regulation with Royal KPN N.V., the Netherlands where he was responsible for European and international regulatory strategic affairs.
Previously, he worked for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, responsible for information technology and the services sectors, and for the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. He was also a member of the management team of the Telecommunications and Posts Directorate in the initial phase of the Dutch Telecommunications Regulator.
Mr. Kraaijenbrink graduated from Delft University (1966).
He was appointed as one of ICANN's nine initial directors in October 1998 and served until 26 June 2003.
ICANN mourned the loss of Mr. Kraaijenbrink when he passed away 5 November 2003.