Management Team

2016 Steenman Photo Zw Lowres 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.
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.
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Jesse Robbers Lr 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.