Koen Droste

CEO at Polarsteps

Koen Droste is the CEO of Polarsteps. Koen was previously with Upcoming, where they were a co-founder and the publisher. Koen was responsible for a team of 8 editors and developers. Koen then joined NewsMedia, taking on responsibility for Upcoming as well as for the product development team of NewsMedia. Prior to that, they were with Mediahuis Nederland as a product manager and with FleishmanHillard as an account executive.

Koen Droste has a Master of Arts in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University, a Bachelor's in International Relations from the University of Groningen, and a Propedeuse in International and European Law from the University of Groningen. Koen also did an exchange student program in International Relations and Development at Stellenbosch University.

Some direct reports include Maximiliano Neustadt - CTO, Niek Bokkers - Creative Director, and Job Harmsen - Head of Design.


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