21 February 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has announced the appointment of Jesse Robbers as chief commercial officer (CCO).
Robbers arrives at a time where the
company’s strong growth continues: the internet
exchange (IX) saw the number of connected networks increase to
more than 800.
"As the most important Internet Exchange, AMS-IX plays a
crucial role in the ongoing changing landscape.
It’s my goal to strengthen and expand the position
of AMS-IX in this landscape," explained Robbers. "In my career
I’ve always worked on the edge of media, telecom
and internet. Here I’ve experienced traditional
chains moving to open internet solutions with Internet
Exchanges playing a very important role."
Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, said: "The AMS-IX model is
built upon the trust we receive from our members and customers.
They determine the strength of our position in the digital
economy. The role of CCO is thus crucial in containing and
expanding our position. We are extraordinary happy to welcome
Jesse to the organisation. Jesse brings with him extensive
knowledge and experience that will make an important
contribution to keep on growing like we are used to."
Prior to joining AMS-IX, Robbers held the position of
technical director Benelux at Ericsson Broadcast & Media
Services. He has a broad experience in managerial positions at
Ericsson and KPN.