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AMS-IX Board

AMS-IX Board members, as of December 2018:

Michael Ourabah
BSO Network
Alex BikBIT
Mark CooperInterxion
Eric Loos (treasurer)BICS
Bart van der Sloot (chair)LeaseWeb

Management Team

AMS-IX Management Team:

Peter van Burgel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

"With a passion for developing teams and individuals I joined AMS-IX in February 2018 to help accelerate the execution of the strategy and quickly felt at home with a team of professionals proudly serving the Internet community as one of the leading Internet Exchanges. The world around us is changing at an ever increasing pace - 'the only constant is change' – and the Internet is at the heart of it all. At AMS-IX we are working hard to embrace the high pace of technology developments to continuously create value for our members and customers while keeping a keen eye on the human element of change. Personally, I am interested in how technology can help solve issues and problems, both in business and real life and am constantly looking for ways to bridge the inevitable gap between the tech team and the ultimate users of the technology."

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Henk Steenman

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

“AMS-IX and I go way back. Officially, I joined the technical team in 2001, but I have been involved with the association as a board member since the very beginning. Year after year, I watched this small association grow and become an international leader. I am very proud of what we have accomplished. After more than 20 years, we continue to focus on improving our platforms and services. I think most people see me as a rational person only focused on technical aspects, and although in a way it’s true - I am a no-nonsense kind of guy – deep down what I value the most here, are the people I work with.”

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Saskia Poelman

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

“In 2015, I joined the financial team as Chief Financial Officer. I have a sound background in financial audit, controlling, treasury, accounting and extensive finance transformation. My experience developed in mid-size and large international and cross-cultural environments, when I contributed among others to Heineken, AkzoNobel and AMS-IX. As a program manager, I am a self starter with the ability to create the required buy in and change supporting mind-set. I am also an experienced member of Supervisory Boards and chair audit committees. My goal with AMS-IX is to optimise the business processes and make sure we continue to be financially healthy.”

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Jesse Robbers

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

“When I joined AMS-IX’s commercial department in 2016, I had been collecting years of experience in the field of Internet, Telecom and Media. One of my strengths is forming strategic links between markets, clients and solutions. Building bridges and creating new opportunities and relations is crucial amidst the very fast developments in today’s tech world. Anyone who is not connected to these developments, will miss the boat. I like to look forward and I have always been very fascinated by new communication technologies. From there, I am interested in the impact of technology on our economy, on our personal lives and on competition. That is why I am involved in DINL (the Digital Infrastructure of the Netherlands), acting on behalf of our digital economy. AMS-IX was marked as the third mainport to the Netherlands, right next to the Harbour of Rotterdam and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. Personally, I am really eager to keep AMS-IX playing a leading part in the world of interconnect.”

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Tim Vriend

Manager Delivery & Operations

"In 2014, I joined the AMS-IX family as Installation Engineer within the Technical team, bringing in 10 years of experience in data centres, hardware & cabling installations and project management. Within my first 5 years at AMS-IX, I have been promoted to Project Coordinator, Team-leader Engineering and since May 2019 I have the shiny new title of Manager Delivery & Operations".

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AMS-IX People

We are a group of dedicated professionals with one common goal: be at the forefront of every innovation and market development to deliver the best interconnection services possible.


"Responsible for network management and operations as well as stability and evolution of all AMS-IX exchange points worldwide."

Bart, Drew, Eric, Kostas, Maxx, Stamatis, Stavros and Tiago


"Building and maintaining the physical infrastructure of the world's greatest Internet Exchange."

Chaim, Donny, Mohamed, Tom and Winston

Software Development

"Automating AMS-IX: providing software support for projects and operations with elegant solutions for complex situations."

Ekaterina, Gloria, Igor, Martin, Mikhail, Petros and Sharda

Solutions Architecture

"Supporting commercial and technical developments by researching and defining technical architectures for systems, services and platforms."


System Administration

"Taking the pulse of the IT infrastructure."

Enrique, Miguel and Thomas

Information Security

"Guarding Information Security on all fronts."


Project Management

"Steering projects under Christopher Columbus’ motto 'By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at the chosen goal or destination’."


Customer Service

"We listen to, understand and take care of our most important asset: our customers."

Aleksandra, Helena, Inga, Mariya and Natalya

Product Management

"Managing the product life cycle - integrating strategy, people, data, processes and market requirements for great business results."


Business Development

"Our main focus is to acquire new customers and to sell additional services to our existing customer base."

Elena, Erik, Nico, Noha and Onno

Public Affairs

"Liaison towards public officials and governmental institutions, analyst of regulatory and legislative developments affecting the digital infrastructure sector, responsible for compliance and data protection."


Marketing & Communication

"Positioning and promoting AMS-IX both internally and externally to increase brand awareness and to support the companywide strategy."

Henrica, Jie-Heda, Julia, Katerina and Petra


"Providing financial support; supervising financial processes; purchasing all supplies."

Bert, Elisabetta, Irina, Jaap, Maartje and Saskia

Human Resources

“We provide the organisation with the ability to meet business needs through managing the company’s most valuable resources, its employees.”

Chantal and Mona

Office Management/Support

"Supporting people and building: MT Assistant, Front Office and Facilities, Catering."

Adriënne, Sanne, Sieneke and Mientje

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