Leaseweb Hires Peter Lacroix to Lead Leaseweb Netherlands
Leaseweb Global, a global supplier of cloud services and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions such as dedicated servers and storage infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Peter Lacroix as Managing Director Netherlands. Mr. Lacroix will be in charge of Leaseweb’s operations in the Netherlands, with a focus on the expansion of the company’s cloud offering.
Lacroix brings over 25 years of expertise in the technology industry to his current job. Mr. Lacroix began his career in telecommunications before transitioning to cybersecurity, where he spent more than a decade, ultimately rising to the position of Managing Director for the Benelux. He later went to Sogeti, where he was in charge of the Security branch. Lacroix was most recently General Manager of cloud solutions firm Codit. At Codit, he was in charge of the company’s growth strategy, business development, and operations.
According to Leaseweb, Mr. Lacroix is well qualified to supervise the expansion and profitability of Leaseweb Netherlands, thanks to his significant experience and credentials, which include a double Executive MBA degree from TIAS Business School and Bradford University (UK). Lacroix will be in charge of a team of 150 experts and will be in charge of all operations, from sales to delivery and customer support.
Founded in the Netherlands, in 1997
“It’s a great time to join Leaseweb,” said Peter Lacroix. “Leaseweb has just recently transitioned from hosting provider to cloud provider, and as a member of Gaia-X AISBL – the European industry organization for Data & Cloud, it is working to define the worldwide future of the cloud. Cloud usage is accelerating, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Leaseweb team that is assisting enterprises in strengthening their IT systems.”
“Leaseweb was founded in the Netherlands, and our headquarters are also here, so the Netherlands is central to everything we do,” said Con Zwinkels, CEO and founder of Leaseweb. “It was critical for us to find the proper individual to oversee our Dutch office, and Peter’s broad expertise will be very beneficial to the company in the future. He has a solid career in technology and has shown to be an effective leader with good sales abilities. We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Leaseweb team and look forward to the company’s continuing development in the Netherlands.”
With over 80,000 servers deployed in its data centers, Leaseweb is an IaaS solution provider with a worldwide client base of about 20,000 businesses ranging in size from SMB to enterprise. Its service offering includes public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, data center colocation, content delivery network (CDN), and cybersecurity services. Since 1997, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, storage services, and more. The firm maintains 25 data centers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are connected to a global network backbone with a total capacity of 10 Tbps.