Management Team

Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Witteman has been CEO of the AMS-IX Company since it was formed in 2000. In that capacity he was one of the founders of Euro-IX, a platform for European Internet exchanges. Before, Mr. Witteman joined AMS-IX, he was a founding board member of the AMS-IX Association that was formed in 1997. Currently, he is part of the Logistics Group of the Amsterdam Economic Board.

Prior to joining AMS-IX he was Senior Marketing Executive with UPC (Liberty/UCG) and GlobalOne/France Telecom. For both companies he initiated the (European) Internet Service portfolio.

Mr. Witteman was involved in the set up of the first commercial pan-European ISP EUnet prior to that. He holds a Masters degree in Computational Linguistics from the Amsterdam University.

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Steeman Web Ld20120412 090 Henk Steenman, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Henk Steenman joined AMS-IX in 2001 when the AMS-IX Association decided to insource the technical management of the Exchange to the AMS-IX B.V. Before he joined AMS-IX as CTO, Mr. Steenman had already been involved with AMS-IX as board member and chair of the AMS-IX Association.

Prior to working at AMS-IX, Mr. Steenman was Director Internetworking Center of Expertise (ICoE) at AT&T. In this role he was responsible for the ICoE budget, 9 team members and a lab environment. Prior to his function as Director ICoE, Mr. Steenman worked as a Senior Network Architect for AT&T. Before working at AT&T, Mr. Steenman worked at the Network Operations Center of SARA (1990 -1997 and as Manager Network Services at SURFnet BV.

Mr. Steenman studied Astrophysics, Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam and holds a bachelor degree in Marine Engineering.

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Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Mark Cooper joined the company in 2013 and is responsible for the management and development of AMS-IX marketing, sales, business development and customer service teams.

Before joining AMS-IX, Mr Cooper was a Director with Interxion for 5 years with responsibility for strategy, marketing and business development within the Network Service Provider vertical segment. Prior to Interxion, Mr Cooper was employed by KPN International in the role of Product Manager and before that by KPNQwest in the role of Product Marketing Manager.

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Cfo (1) Saskia Poelman, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Saskia Poelman joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for the AMS-IX financial department.

For the first 12 years of her career she worked as auditor for Deloitte and a chain of smaller auditing firms.

The  following 8 years she was employed in mid-size and multinational companies in various finance management positions.

Prior to joining AMS-IX, Mrs. Poelman worked at AkzoNobel. Where she led multiple larger finance projects with objective to standardize and centralize financial processes and departments.

Mrs Poelman studied at Nivra Nijenrode.

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