Jurrie van Rooijen leaves bol.com after 13 years

Adrian McPhee appointed as new CTO bol.com

Jurrie van Rooijen (left) and Adrian McPhee (right)
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Utrecht, May 23, 2023 – Jurrie van Rooijen has stepped down as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of bol.com as of May 1, 2023. For the past 13 years, he has been responsible for IT and technology developments within the organization. Together with his team, he initiated bol.com’s transition from online store to retail tech platform. Effective June 1, Adrian McPhee is the new CTO of bol.com. Adrian has had extensive leadership experience at various companies, including most recently as CTO of LeasePlan.

Jurrie played a major role in bol.com’s development in recent years. For example, under Jurrie’s leadership, the technology stack and data platform were modernized and a flexible and scalable services and cloud architecture was introduced. His approach always centered on a unique culture of collaboration, autonomy, professionalism and learning. He was a bridge builder between the engineers and product teams and built a strong IT community within bol.com.

Jurrie van Rooijen: “It has been an incredible honor for me as CTO for the past 13 years to build what is now one of the largest retail tech platforms in the Netherlands and Belgium. Bol.com has a unique innovative culture and thanks to the strength and expertise of our engineering teams we have been able to contribute technologically to the growth and success of bol.com. For me it is now time for a new challenge, where I will first take a break after this beautiful and intensive period. I would like to thank all bol.com colleagues for the fine cooperation over the past years and wish bol.com much success in the future.”

Margaret Versteden – Van Duijn, CEO of bol.com: “Since joining bol.com in 2010, Jurrie has contributed greatly to the great steps we have taken as an organisation in recent years. He played an important role in developing bol.com into the e-commerce platform we are today. Although we fully understand his decision to leave bol.com, we will miss Jurrie as a professional and as a great colleague. We thank Jurrie for everything he has done for bol.com and wish him all the best. ”

Adrian McPhee new CTO of bol.com

Adrian McPhee (44) will join bol.com’s management board from June 1, 2023. He is originally from Australia and has previously held technology leadership roles in a range of companies. For the past five years Adrian has been with LeasePlan, most recently as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, his responsibilities included LeasePlan’s global technology strategy, architecture, engineering, data & analytics as well as building cybersecurity and cloud capabilities.

Adrian McPhee: “Joining the world class, collaborative team at bol.com is exciting. I have been a loyal bol.com customer since coming to the Netherlands just over a decade ago. And I look forward to working with the team to build on the success to date, taking bol.com to the next level.”

Margaret Versteden – Van Duijn: “We are very happy with Adrian’s arrival. He brings a lot of experience in the field of IT and technology. We are convinced that Adrian, with his creative and entrepreneurial personality, will fit well with bol.com’s culture. We warmly welcome him to bol.com and I look forward to working with him to make our platform a little better every day for our millions of customers.”