Management regionale: EMEA
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen joined Equinix in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa and in 2019 became President of the region. In this role he oversees the management, strategy, and growth for Equinix in EMEA.
In his previous role as SVP of Sales for EMEA Mr. Bergen tripled revenues in five years. To drive this growth, he regionalized network sales, developed a regional corporate sales team and developed a channel organization all while ensuring his team could speak the language of the customer and understand their business needs. He has a passion for developing talent and mentoring career paths. During his tenure as a sales leader he brought in a substantial number of high performers to key sales leadership positions who have been key drivers of Equinix’s success in EMEA.
Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Bergen was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA for the leading global mobile technology firm Syniverse Inc. He held top-level positions in high technology companies in the U.S. and the Netherlands, including serving as CEO for IMC in Boston and as CEO for AVIO Digital Inc. based in Redwood City. He had also held senior-level management positions with Philips Business Electronics and Philips Telecommunications and Data Systems.
Mr. Bergen holds both Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Since 2017 he is a board member of the leading 3D desktop printing company Ultimaker.
Managing Director, Svizzera
Roger Semprini è entrato in Equinix nel gennaio del 2016 come Managing Director per la Svizzera. Roger proveniva da Swisscom, dove ha ricoperto la carica di Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Senior Vice Presidente del settore vendite e marketing e membro del consiglio esecutivo di Swisscom IT Services AG.
Prima di entrare in Swisscom, ha lavorato per Fujitsu come Senior Vice President e membro senior del consiglio di amministrazione per la regione delle Alpi (Austria/Svizzera) e dell'Europa orientale, dirigendo 17 filiali nazionali con più di 1.400 dipendenti. Contemporaneamente, è stato Presidente del Supervisory Board di Fujitsu Technology Solutions AG in Svizzera, che ha fondato e guidato in qualità di CEO/Managing Director dal 1999 al 2008.
Roger vanta oltre 20 anni di esperienza nello sviluppo e nella gestione di organizzazioni ICT locali e internazionali, tra cui IT & Business Process Outsourcing (ITO & BPO), e ha svolto un ruolo fondamentale nel settore ICT svizzero.
Roger si è laureato presso la Zurich Business School nel 1984 e ha conseguito un M-MBA presso il MIT Sloan di Boston.
Managing Director, Europa meridionale
Régis joined Equinix in 2014 as Managing Director for France. Régis has been instrumental in building the France business, and as part of the TelecityGroup acquisition, integrated both the French and Italian Telecity businesses into Equinix. In 2018 he took on the role of Managing Director for Southern Europe, responsible for France, Italy, Spain and Portugal following the acquisition of the Itconic and Cloudmas businesses in Spain and Portugal. As Managing Director for Southern Europe, Régis oversees management, strategy, and growth.
Prima di entrare in Equinix, Régis ha ricoperto ruoli dirigenziali regionali in varie aziende NSP (Network Service Provider) tra cui Interoute, Colt e BT, occupandosi di servizi di rete e gestiti. All'inizio della sua carriera, Régis ha lavorato nella gestione delle vendite per provider di servizi finanziari, come Radianz, Sunguard Financial Services e Standard & Poor's, sempre con incarichi paneuropei.
Régis ha conseguito un Master presso l'INSEEC Bordeaux e si è laureato in Comunicazione presso la UCLA.
Managing Director, Italia
Emmanuel Becker è entrato in Equinix ad agosto 2017 come Managing Director per l'Italia. Prima di entrare in Equinix ha ricoperto il ruolo di Managing Director per l'Italia presso eServGlobal, Vocalcom, Easynet Group (ora Interoute) e DATA4 Group.
Outside of Italy, Emmanuel developed and supported businesses – including his own consulting company, BDM International – in Germany, Spain, France, Belgium and Argentina.
Emmanuel porta preziose esperienze in Equinix avendo lavorato in diversi mercati verticali, in particolare nel settore TIC e telecomunicazioni. Vanta una ricca rete di relazioni professionali, è membro di importanti associazioni di settore ed è ambasciatore di French Tech Milan.
Emmanuel holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Itin-Escia Paris.
Managing Director, Spain
Ignacio Velilla è Managing Director per la Spagna ed è entrato in Equinix nel 2017 in seguito all'acquisizione dell'attività di data center e soluzioni basate su infrastruttura cloud Itconic. Nel 2001, Ignacio è entrato in Itconic dove ha svolto diversi ruoli dirigenziali nei reparti Delivery, Vendite e Operazioni. Dal 2016 al 2018, ha ricoperto il ruolo di CTO di Itconic e Director di Cloudmas, la divisione dei servizi professionali di Itconic.
Ignacio ha dedicato tutta la sua carriera professionale al settore IT, partecipando a progetti su larga scala legati alla trasformazione digitale per le principali società nazionali e internazionali in Europa, Nord America, Asia-Pacifico e Medio Oriente, e collaborando con clienti quali Microsoft, Etisalat, FedEx e Abengoa.
Dopo la laurea in ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni presso l'Università di Alcalá, Ignacio ha conseguito un MBA presso l'Instituto de Empresa (IE) e una certificazione PMP rilasciata da ESI International. La sua area di competenza comprende il settore dei data center e dei servizi di cloud computing, nonché lo sviluppo e la gestione di progetti di outsourcing e servizi gestiti.
Managing Director, Portogallo
Carlos Paulino è Managing Director per il Portogallo ed è entrato in Equinix nel 2017 in seguito all'acquisizione dell'attività del data center Itconic. Carlos è entrato in Itconic nel 2000 e durante questo periodo è stato ampiamente coinvolto nello sviluppo del business aziendale, ha guidato diverse funzioni ed è divenuto membro del consiglio di amministrazione nel 2010. Sotto la sua amministrazione, la struttura portoghese è diventata un data center con la migliore interconnessione nella costa occidentale europea.
Carlos has over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms and technology sector. He held leadership roles in the telecoms firm Maxitel in both Product Development, where he introduced cutting edge products to the market, and in Customer Services, where led the Customer Support Center to achieving top scores and industry recognition. Earlier in his career Carlos was CTO of Madem, a Telecoms startup which delivered voice and data services to Madeira.
Carlos ha conseguito un MBA presso l'IESE/AESE Business School, un BS in Ingegneria elettronica presso il Lisbon Institute of engineering, un BS in Gestione informatica e un dottorato in Gestione IT presso l'Università Nova di Lisbona.
Managing Director, Regno Unito e paesi nordici
Russell Poole joined Equinix as Managing Director for the UK in 2007 through the acquisition of IXeurope where he ran the UK business since April 2000. Russell has extensive experience in the UK telecommunications and internet industries and worked with global financial institutions to enable their electronic trading infrastructure in London and to/from other key markets. Since joining Equinix he has overseen the growth of the UK company and has recently taken responsibility for Equinix’s Nordics business.
From 1998 to 2000, Russell was a director of MessageNet Ltd, an internet security and messaging security provider. Responsible for sales and operations, he also led the development of eScan, Europe’s first e-mail virus and content control service. In October 1999, MessageNet was acquired by Articon-Integralis AG. Between 1993 and 1998, Russell was the National Sales Manager for General Telecom, the business telecom division of General Cable PLC.
Russell attended Nottingham University, where he studied Production Engineering and commenced his managerial career at Coca-Cola and Schweppes, where he enjoyed a successful career as a National Account Manager.
Managing Director, Finland
Sami Holopainen is Managing Director of Equinix Finland. He was appointed as General Manager of TelecityGroup Finland in early 2015, which was acquired by Equinix in January of 2016. Prior to this, Sami was the founding partner and CEO of Tenue Oy for six years, from 2006 through to its acquisition by TelecityGroup in 2012.
Sami has over 20 years’ experience in ISP and data center businesses. He is known as an industry leader in the market, having been instrumental in a firm that was one of the first movers in managed data center services in Finland. Since 2012 Sami has been successfully growing Equinix’s presence in Finland, connecting Western European markets to Russia, the Baltic region and Asia.
Sami ha conseguito una laurea in sistemi informatici dell'impresa presso l'Università di Scienze Applicate di Satakunta, in Finlandia.
Managing Director, Sweden
Maria Sundvall joined Equinix in 2017 as the Managing Director of Equinix Sweden, overseeing the management, strategy and growth of the company’s Swedish operation.
Maria vanta oltre 20 anni di esperienza nella direzione nella direzione del settore della gestione e delle vendite a livello nazionale all'interno di importanti organizzazioni high-tech. È entrata in Equinix dopo avere diretto l'organizzazione svedese MobileIron, alla guida delle vendite nel mercato nordico. Maria ha inoltre ricoperto diverse posizioni di leadership nel settore vendite presso Infinera, WindRiver (una società Intel) e Dimension Data.
Maria holds a MSc. in Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Managing Director, Paesi Bassi
Michiel Eielts joined Equinix in 2009 and is Managing Director of the Benelux Business which includes data centers in Amsterdam, Enschede and Zwolle as well as the Dutch Managed Services Business. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the Dutch IT and telecom industry.
Before joining Equinix, Michiel worked at Nedstat, a European web performance and monitoring organization, where he was Vice President of Business Development. He was also responsible for the development and management of business alliances across Europe.
Earlier in his career, Michiel held various commercial and managerial roles at KPN, after which he moved on to Telfort to take a seat on the Board of Directors. He also worked as Managing Director at BSC (a subsidiary of Essent).
Michiel ha studiato Intelligenza Artificiale presso l'Università di Utrecht e ha conseguito un MBA presso l'Università Erasmus di Rotterdam.
Managing Director Ireland & Emerging Markets
Maurice Mortell is Managing Director of the Equinix business in Ireland and the emerging markets of Turkey, Poland and Bulgaria following the acquisition of TelecityGroup by Equinix in 2016. Prior to this, Maurice held the role of Vice President of Emerging Markets for TelecityGroup from 2014, which followed on from his role as Ireland Country Manager which he held from 2011.
Earlier in his career Maurice was the CEO of Irish data center operator, Data Electronics for over 10 years. As CEO, Maurice set the vision and strategy for the company, driving consistent business growth during his leadership tenure. With over 20 years’ experience in the data center sector, Maurice has been a key figure in the rise of the data-centre industry in Ireland and is highly regarded as a thought leader on Ireland’s potential to be a global digital hub.
Maurice is a graduate of Business Studies from the College of Commerce, is a former board member of the Irish Internet Association and a former chairman of the Outsourced Services Group within IBEC. He holds the 2012 ICT Excellence ‘Person of the Year’ award for his invaluable contribution to the ICT sector in Ireland.
Managing Director, Poland
Robert Busz joined Equinix in 2017 as Managing Director for Poland and oversees Equinix business operations including introducing global Equinix standards to the market. He is responsible for development of a local strategy aligned with Equinix global business objectives including business continuity and expansion opportunities.
Prima di entrare in Equinix, Robert è stato Sales Director per i mercati di CEE, Russia e CIS presso Level 3 Communications (ora Century Link), un provider di servizi di telecomunicazioni e Internet americano. All'inizio della sua carriera, Robert è stato Sales Director e Sales Development Director per l'area CEE presso una multinazionale di telecomunicazioni svedese, TeliaSonera International (ora Telia Company).
Robert has 20 years’ of experience in management and business development within telecommunications and data management organizations, and since 1999 has played an integral role in Poland’s telecommunications and network operations industries.
Robert ha conseguito una specializzazione post-laurea in valutazione dei beni immobiliari presso il Politecnico di Varsavia e si è laureato presso l'Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego in Gestione aziendale e marketing.
Managing Director, Bulgaria
Zdravko Nikolov Joined Equinix in January 2016 as Managing Director for Bulgaria. He had previously held the role as Managing Director for TelecityGroup in Bulgaria.
Zdravko has over 15 years’ Senior Management experience in Sales, Business Development and Engineering. Earlier in his career, Zdravko was CEO of 3DC, which was acquired by TelecityGroup in 2013, and he spent eight years at Cisco in both engineering and business development roles.
Zdravko holds a Master’s Degree in Software Development from Sofia Technical University.
Managing Director, Turchia
Mehmethan Sisik è entrato in Equinix nel gennaio del 2016 come Managing Director della Turchia. Mehmethan vanta oltre 25 anni di esperienza nel settore IT e delle telecomunicazioni.
Prima di entrare in Equinix, Mehmethan è stato Managing Director di TelecityGroup in Turchia. All'inizio della sua carriera ha ricoperto vari ruoli, dalla R&S ai servizi professionali, alla consulenza, allo sviluppo commerciale presso diverse importanti aziende del settore delle telecomunicazioni e IT, tra cui Siemens, Ericsson, Turkcell, HP e Turk Telekom Group.
He has extensive experience in IT and Telecom Infrastructure, OSS/BSS, Data center, Managed Services, IT Service Management and Business Continuity Management.
Mehmethan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bosphorus University and a MBA from Istanbul University.
Managing Director, Medio Oriente e Nord-Africa
Jeroen Schlosser joined Equinix in December 2012 during the successful acquisition of the first Equinix IBX in the Middle East North Africa region. As an ICT leader in the emerging markets, he has since developed the Dubai data center to be a hub for the MENA region, providing operational excellence, a diverse Network Ecosystem and Cloud density to our growing customer base of Enterprise and Financial Services firms, including global, regional and local brands.
Jeroen started his career in the payments industry where he was responsible for the roll-out of the chip card for the leading payments provider in the Netherlands. In 1999 he joined TelecityGroup, responsible for setting up the organization in the Netherlands, and stayed on to lead the Operations function. Prior to joining Equinix, Jeroen worked for the data center firm Compertius where he consulted on Management, Data Center Strategy and Operations for leading Financial Services and System Integration companies in the Dutch market.
Jeroen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from HAN University of Applied Sciences. He currently resides in Dubai with his family, having moved to United Arab Emirates in 2012.
VP Sales GAM, Networks & Channel EMEA
Alexandra Schless joined Equinix in January 2016 as Vice President Sales, Global Accounts & Networks - EMEA, following the TelecityGroup acquisition.
Alexandra vanta una vasta esperienza internazionale nel settore delle telecomunicazioni e prima di entrare in Equinix, è stata Vice President di TelecityGroup per l'Europa occidentale. In precedenza, ha ricoperto il ruolo di Regional Sales Director per Vicorp nei Paesi Bassi, Belgio, Svizzera, Austria e Germania e il ruolo di Marketing and Communications Manager per Enertel. Alexandra ha iniziato la sua carriera come Business Product Manager presso Lucent Technologies.
Alexandra holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Vice President Business Development – EMEA, Managing Director Equinix Services
Michael Winterson joined Equinix in September 2007 through the acquisition of IXEurope. During his time at Equinix, Michael held the positions of both Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Sales, before moving into his current role as Managing Director Equinix (Services), where he created the EMEA Business Development team that is now aligned with Equinix’s Strategy, Services and Innovation division.
Prima di entrare in Equinix, Michael faceva parte del team di gestione delle start-up di IXEurope, avviata nel 2000. Ha alle spalle quasi vent'anni di esperienza nel settore dei servizi di data center e ha ricoperto varie posizioni di alta dirigenza nel settore gestione, vendite e marketing a livello nazionale.
Before IXEurope, Michael was involved in two other technology start-ups in Europe that were eventually sold to US and Japanese companies.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and French from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute – Geneva.
Michael is a board member of the European Datacentre Association and Director of their Policy Committee. He also is a board member of charity group New Life Nyambene.