Epsilon names new CEO as Szlosarek steps down

Epsilon names new CEO as Szlosarek steps down

05 February 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Epsilon has appointed Michel Robert as its new group chief executive officer, succeeding Jerzy Szlosarek.

Effective immediately, Robert will lead Epsilon’s executive leadership team to build on the company’s strategy in high-growth markets such as Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.

The news comes as Epsilon announced plans back in November to move into the enterprise market with its global, secure software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) as the key offering. The company enters the enterprise market with a unique end-to-end connectivity offering that combines its cloud-delivered SD-WAN with Data Centre Interconnnect and Direct Cloud Connect networking services.

With over 20 years’ experience in the technology space, Robert joins Lee Myall who was recently names as chief commercial officer and Colin Whitbread as managing director, service and operations, in 2019. Roberts most recently served as managing director of Claranet. During his time there, he led the business in the UK, Benelux, and US, as well as its global cybersecurity business and group operations function. Before that, he was European solutions director for Dimension Data.

“Michel has a proven track record for overseeing substantial business growth and played significant roles in developing new markets,” said Kuok Khoon Ean, chairman of Epsilon Global Communications. “His experience in hybrid cloud, networking and cybersecurity, alongside tripling the size of Claranet’s UK operation, gives us confidence in Michel’s leadership to take E psilon’s global growth to the next level.”

Roberts takes over from co-founder and former CEO Jerzy Szlosarek, who stepped down after 16 years with Epsilon. Since founding the company in 2003, Szlosarek has grown the company from a regional carrier to a global leader in digital connectivity. Szlosarek has yet to confirm what his next moves will be.

“Epsilon is a unique business with a diverse product portfolio and a well-established brand in the interconnection space,” added Michel Robert, group chief executive officer at Epsilon Global Communications. “I’m excited to work with the Epsilon team to provide customers with flexible, scalable, on-demand connectivity and colocation services to support their cloud adoption and IT modernisation requirements. Epsilon’s strong telecom roots along with its ongoing innovation in software-defined technology and the Infiny portal bring a true differentiator in the Network as a Service (NaaS) market. I look forward to leading Epsilon’s growth across the enterprise segment and supporting the success of our customers and partners globally.”