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AMS-IX Board

AMS-IX Board members, as of December 2019:

Bart van der Sloot (chair)LeaseWeb
Eric Loos (treasurer)BICS
Michael OurabahBSO Network
Jan ThielemansArcadiz
Bernhard PuschTelstra

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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Iris Vonk

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Iris started her career in 1995 as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequently held several senior financial management positions in the media and entertainment industry in the Netherlands and the UK. Prior to joining AMS-IX, Iris worked for 5 years as the CFO at Platform 161 B.V. Iris says: “AMS-IX operates in a rapidly changing environment and I look forward to work with a team of proud professionals and support them in delivering the company’s growth objectives.”

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Mike Baron

Senior Director Sales & Marketing

At CGI, Mike held several positions since 2004. Mike has a Technical Software Engineering and IT consultancy background which enables him to easily relate to both Information Technology and Technical Infrastructure topics. Mike held the position of Director Consulting Services at CGI Group Inc before joining AMS-IX. He says: “It’s an exciting time to work for AMS-IX. The worlds of Business, IT and connectivity are merging rapidly. I am excited to start and execute the commercial part of the long term strategy of AMS-IX.”

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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.


"It’s all about perception."

Mariya, Steven, Maxx, Priscilla, Gloria and Eric

Network Operations

"Engineering is building and maintaining our physical infrastructure, while NOC is responsible for the network management and operation, as well as for the stability and evolution of all AMS-IX exchange points worldwide."

Konstantinos (manager), Mohamed, Bruno, Garry, Michael, Rony, Donny, Stavros, Bart, Tom and Winston

Software Development

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

Igor (manager) and Petros

Systems Engineering

"Taking the pulse of the infrastructure systems."

Enrique and Miguel

Information Security

"Guarding Information Security on all fronts."


Technical Content Development

"Enhancing consistency and optimizing clarity throughout our technical documentation."


Products and Services

"Managing the product life cycle, Go-To-Market strategy and taking care of our most important asset: our customers."

Aleksandar (manager), Natalja, Helena and Inga


"Thinking together to create the next new idea"



"Sales is not about selling, but about building trust and educating the market."

Onno (manager), Noha, Dimitar and Emrah

Business Development

Nico and Wouter

Marketing & Communication

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

Petra (manager), Bram, Henrica, Julia

Regulatory, Risk & Compliance

"Minimizing business risks through risk and compliance management, while maximising opportunities and innovation to fit regulations."


Human Resources

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

Mona (manager) and Chantal


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

Jaap (manager), Bert, Mihaela, Maartje, Aleksandra and Yvette


"Providing support and powering solutions that help our employees maintain and optimize the efficiency of our IT operations."

Rob (manager), Harald and Biser


"Tools and insights to ensure operational excellence."

Luisa and Elisabetta


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

Adrienne (manager) and Mientje, Sieneke

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