Eurofiber names Lehmann MD of strategy and corporate dev
Eurofiber names Lehmann MD of strategy and corporate development
10 February 2020 | Natalie Bannerman
Eurofiber Group has appointed Hans Lehmann (pictured) as managing director of strategy and corporate development, as of 9 March.
In this newly created role, Lehmann will become a member of the executive committee responsible for developing and executing Eurofiber’s international growth strategy. Based in London, Lehmann will report into Eurofiber CEO Alex Goldblum.
‘Hans brings a wealth of experience both as an operator within a communications infrastructure organisation similar to Eurofiber and as an advisor to the industry in his investment banking roles’, added Goldblum. ‘I am delighted he has chosen to work with us during this next phase of our adventure.’
An industry veteran, Lehmann most recently served as CFO of Europe at the Zayo Group. Having joined Zayo back in 2016, Lehmann was a part of the company’s leadership team helping to lead the region’s restructuring, strategy and performance, as well as the company’s European corporate development activities.
Before this, Lehmann worked for RBC Capital Markets in Denver, New York and London focusing on M&A advisory for communications infrastructure clients across North America, Europe and Asia.
Towards the very beginning of his career, Lehmann also held roles at consulting firm BearingPoint and global transportation and logistics company Maersk.
‘Eurofiber has a great track record and an exceptional team and my focus will be on where Eurofiber can grow over the next ten years,’ said Lehmann. ‘We will leverage Eurofiber’s track record of building, operating and providing communications infrastructure services to leading enterprises and organisations in the Benelux and France to seek out expansion opportunities that will make Eurofiber a leading provider in the markets it operates.’
In November 2019, Eurofiber acquired Eurafibre, ATE and Eura DC in France for an undisclosed amount.
All three sister companies are based in Lille with strong market positions in the North of France, strengthening Eurofiber’s footprint in the area. Specifically, the three companies offer fibre-optic connectivity, cloud and managed services as well as data centre and colocation facilities.