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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)

Peter van Burgel is a passionate professional with more than 20 years of management experience at various ICT and telecom companies. Since 2018 he is CEO AMS-IX, one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world. Before joining AMS-IX, van Burgel worked as Director of Digital Transformation at Westcon. Peter is particularly interested in the topics Global & IT Business Transformation and Change Management.

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Ruben van den Brink

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Ruben proudly joined AMS-IX in 2021. With an academic degree in mathematics, he started his business career in media broadcast IT. He held several management positions at Technicolor and Ericsson, focussing on network and datacenter services. In 2016, Ruben decided to join the SURFnet executive management team, leading the network department. At SURFnet, the Dutch national research and education network, he was responsible for the development and automated deployment of SURFnet8, as well the innovation programme for network services. Ruben: “AMS-IX helped to define the internet and will continue to develop it in the future. I am proud to be working with a team that is so knowledgeable and passionate about connecting everybody and everything!"

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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

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

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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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.

Technical Team

This department is split into 3 teams: Design, Operations and Development.


Head of Design - Rakesh

  • Steven - Solution Architect
  • Gloria - Software Architect
  • Eric - Networks Architect
  • Maxx - Networks Architect
  • Allwin - Salesforece Solutions Architect
  • Quinten - Software Engineer
  • Elisabetta - Master Data & Process Lead


Head of Operations - Keith

  • Network Operations Manager - Konstantinos
    • Stavros - Senior Network Engineer
    • Garri - Senior Network Engineer
    • Rony - Medior Network Engineer
    • Michael - Medior Network Engineer
    • Marianny - Medior Network Engineer
    • Dave - Medior Network Engineer
    • Alexey - Medior Network Engineer
    • Leroy - Junior Network Engineer
  • Engineering
    • Mohamed - Senior Engineer
    • Tom - Senior Engineer
    • Winston - Senior Engineer
    • Rudy - Lab Coordinator
  • Systems Engineering
    • Miguel - Senior Systems Engineer
    • Enrique - Senior Systems Engineer
    • Petros - Senior Software Developer
    • Wing Ming - Junior Systems Engineer
    • Kevin - Junior Systems Engineer
  • SalesForce/FinancialForce/Coupa
    • Branda - Junior Application Administrator
    • Jelena -Junior Application Administrator


  • Head of Development - Sacha
    • Magdalena - Senior Product Owner
    • Mariya - Product Transition Manager
    • Shanti - Scrum Master
    • Helena - Business Analyst
    • Luisa - Product Manager
    • Nathalie - Product Manager
    • Tim - Continuous Improvement Specialist

Commercial Team

The commercial department consists of 4 teams: Service Coordination, Business Development, Marketing & Communications and Innovation.

Service Coordination

  • Service Coordination Team Lead - Rutger
    • Natalja - Service Coordinator
    • Stefaniia - Service Coordinator

Sales & Business Development

  • Sales & Business Development Director - Charles
    • Wouter - Business Development Manager
    • Noha - Regional Sales Manager
    • Emrah - Account Manager
    • Lionel - Account Manager
    • Aleksandar - Head of Products
    • Jan - Business Developer
    • Dimitar - Market Analyst
    • Tatiana - Product Marketeer
  • International Partnership Director - Onno

Marketing & Communication

  • Marketing, Communications and Events Manager - Petra
    • Henrica - Events & Internal Communication Manager
    • Julia - Brand Manager


  • Innovation Manager - Jan

Support Team

Next to the technical and commercial teams, there are other teams supporting the company.

People and Culture

  • Head of People and Culture - Mona
    • Chantal - People and Culture Officer

Regulatory, Risk and Compliance

  • Regulatory Affaires, Risk & Compliance Officer - Alex
    • Madalina - Risk Manager

Information Security

  • Information Security Officer - Thomas

Finance Team

  • Finance Manager - Sophia
    • Aleksandra - Accountant
    • Gino - Accountant
    • Hacer - Junior Accountant
  • Procurement - Marcel
  • Business Intelligence Analyst - Mihaela

IT Support

  • IT Manager - Rob
    • Harald - Senior IT Support Engineer
    • Scott - Junior IT Support Engineer

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Manager - Katerina


  • Office Manager - Adrienne
    • Sieneke - Front Office Representative

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