Amsterdam, Netherlands – November 7, 2023 – Leaseweb Global, a leading cloud services and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Pieter Lacroix has been appointed as Managing Director Netherlands. In this role, Lacroix will oversee Leaseweb’s operations in the Netherlands and focus on developing the company’s cloud offering.
Lacroix brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector to his new role. After beginning his career in telecommunications, Lacroix moved into cybersecurity where he spent over a decade at Sophos, ultimately as Managing Director for the Benelux region. After that, he moved to Sogeti, where he was responsible for leading the Security division. Most recently, Lacroix was responsible for overseeing growth strategy, business development, and operations as General Manager at cloud solutions provider, Codit.
With his extensive experience and qualifications, including a dual Executive MBA degree from TIAS Business School and Bradford University (UK), Lacroix will be well poised to oversee growth and profitability for Leaseweb Netherlands. Lacroix will be responsible for a team of 150 professionals and manage all operations from sales to delivery and customer care.
“It’s an extremely exciting time to be joining Leaseweb,” commented Lacroix. “Just this year the company rebranded from a hosting provider to a cloud provider and, as a member of Gaia-X AISBL (the European Association for Data and Cloud), Leaseweb is helping define the future of cloud on a global level. As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Leaseweb team and assist organisations looking to bolster their IT environments”.
Con Zwinkels, CEO at Leaseweb Global, said: “Leaseweb was founded and is currently headquartered in the Netherlands and therefore the Netherlands is at the heart of everything we do. It was incredibly important to us that the right person was selected to head up the Dutch entity and Pieter’s extensive experience will be an asset for the company moving forward. He has a well-established career in the technology sector, as well as a proven track record of excellent leadership and sales abilities. We are delighted to have him on board and look forward to the continued success of Leaseweb in the Netherlands”.
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 20,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers , Colocation, Content Delivery Network , and Cyber Security Services supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 25 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 10 Tbps.
Leaseweb offers services through its various subsidiaries, which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V., Leaseweb USA, Inc., Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD, Leaseweb CDN B.V., Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH, Leaseweb Australia Ltd., Leaseweb UK Ltd, Leaseweb Japan KK, Leaseweb Hong Kong LTD, and Leaseweb Canada Inc.
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