Management Team

Ger18013126557 2 Peter van Burgel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Peter van Burgel has recently been appointed as new CEO of AMS-IX. He succeeds Job Witteman who stepped down from his position in October 2017.

Throughout his 20-year career within the IT, Telecommunications, and Internet industries, Peter has been the driving force behind global business transformation initiatives spanning people, processes, and technology. Peter launched his career within Landis Group, a network products and services company, where he ultimately became Director of Vendor Management and Business Development EMEA.

He then went on to found his own IT solutions company and systems integrator – 2Build4 – from scratch, turning it into a profitable growth engine within just one year. Later as Business Director with KPN, Peter expanded the company’s IT services into outsourcing.

Eventually, Peter joined Westcon-Comstor – a technology distribution leader – where he advanced through leadership roles spanning operations, SAP implementations, and business development.

Most recently Director of Digital Transformation, EMEA, Peter demonstrated his ability to drive radical change through an IT transformation project and complex SAP implementation spanning 24 countries.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
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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2016 Poelman Photo Zw Lowres Saskia Poelman, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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

Prior to joining AMS-IX, Mrs Poelman worked at AkzoNobel where she led multiple larger finance projects with a focus on standardising and centralising financial processes and departments.

The first 12 years of her career Mrs Poelman worked as an auditor for Deloitte and a chain of smaller auditing firms.

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

Mrs Poelman studied at Nyenrode Business University.
Jesse Robbers, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Jesse Robbers joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for the AMS-IX commercial department. Prior to joining AMS-IX, he held the position of Technical Director Benelux at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services, where he was the strategic link between markets & clients and full product portfolio.

The first 14 years of his career Mr. Robbers worked in different roles for KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom). Where he was involved in the setup of the first IPTV, OTT and DTT consumer propositions, the setup of different international media & content distribution networks and many other projects related to content, internet and telecom.

Mr. Robbers studied Electric Engineering & Telecommunications at the University of Applied Science in Utrecht.
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