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10 January 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Equinix has marked the end of its first year operating in Poland by appointing Robert Busz as managing director in the country.
The global interconnection and data centre company arrived in Poland in January 2016 as a result of the company’s acquisition of TelecityGroup, which included two data centres in Warsaw and Polish internet exchange PLIX.
“Poland has a strong, vibrant economy and is an attractive location for foreign direct investment. We see great potential for Equinix in Poland and Robert is the best person to lead our Polish operation to new heights,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix EMEA.
In his new role, Busz will be responsible for implementing Poland’s local strategy and direction, building on the strength of Equinix’s commercial and operational success at EMEA and global levels.
Schwartz added: “His experience in the global telecommunications industry also positions him well to engage with customers in Poland to support their global operations around the world. We are excited to have Robert join our team.”
Busz has almost 20 years’ experience in management and business development within telecommunications and data management organisations and will use his knowledge to drive Equinix’s commercial growth in Poland, a company statement said.
Recognising the growth and potential of the Polish market, Equinix recently completed the expansion of its second facility in Warsaw. Work is also underway to expand the PLIX to meet the requirements of key participants.