Colt appoints Adriaan Oosthoek as Executive Vice President of Colt Data Centre Services
London, UK, 18 December: Colt Technology Services today announced the appointment of Adriaan Oosthoek as Executive Vice President of Colt Data Centre Services. Adriaan will join Colt at the end of March 2013 and will be responsible for managing Colt’s award-winning Data Centre Services business across Europe. Colt Data Centre Services delivers innovative, high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site and recently announced its next generation data centre solution, the Colt ftec data centre, which is flexible, rapid to deploy and highly efficient. Colt’s Data Centre Services business continues to receive strong industry recognition for innovation, most recently with an award from Datacenter Dynamics.
Commenting on the appointment, Rakesh Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, Colt, said: “We are delighted that Adriaan Oosthoek is joining Colt at this important stage in the growth of our Data Centre Services business. Adriaan brings with him a deep understanding of the colocation and wholesale data centre models, coupled with significant knowledge of our principal European markets. He has a mandate to deliver on our growth agenda and ensure we provide a best in class customer experience, with innovative solutions and services that address our customers’ business need.”
Adriaan joins Colt from Telecity Group where he is Managing Director of the UK business, responsible for developing company reputation and presence in that market. Prior to this, he was a founder of the Dutch subsidiary of Teles AG, a European provider of IT services and solutions, and held a number of senior management roles, responsible for managing several regional markets throughout Europe. Adriaan has also held senior positions at Racal Datacom and Raet Systems & Services.
“Adriaan will succeed Bernard Geoghegan, who is leaving Colt to pursue other opportunities. We are grateful to Bernard for his excellent contribution to Colt over the past two years and wish him every success for the future,” said Bhasin.
Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22 country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient. In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers. Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).
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