Peter van Burgel has been appointed as new CEO of the world’s largest Internet Exchange AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) with immediate effect. He succeeds Job Witteman who stepped down from his position in October last year, after having successfully grown AMS-IX into the world leading role that it now occupies. Van Burgel (47) joins from Westcon, a global value-added technology company where he was most recently responsible for driving digital transformation. Van Burgel will execute the renewed strategy and continue to ensure that AMS-IX maintains its role as one of the global leaders at the core of the internet.
Sylvie LaPerrière, Chair of the Supervisory Board of AMS-IX, comments: “We are pleased to appoint van Burgel who brings a wealth of both business and leadership experience to the table. Throughout his 20-year career within the IT, Telecommunications, and Internet industries, he has been a driving force behind global business transformation initiatives spanning people, processes, and technology. This is exactly what AMS-IX needs in our continuous changing business environment. His broad international experience will greatly assist AMS-IX since 80% of our customers are coming from abroad and we operate Internet Exchanges at 7 different places in the world.”
Peter van Burgel adds: “Joining this organisation with a global footprint and impressive reputation is very exciting. I look forward to working with the team and continuing to develop and expand the strong market position of AMS-IX.”