Equinix has appointed Eugene Bergen Henegouwen as President, EMEA. Eugene Bergen succeeds Eric Schwartz who served as President, EMEA, since 2008 and was appointed to Chief Strategy and Development Officer, overseeing Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, Business Development, Real Estate, Capital Planning and the company’s hyperscale initiatives.
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen joined Equinix in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In his previous role as SVP of Sales for EMEA revenues tripled in six years. He built a strong field sales organisation covering 15 countries, a highly successful regional corporate sales team and a full-scale dedicated channel organisation.
Prior to joining Equinix, Bergen was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA for the leading global mobile technology firm Syniverse Inc. Under his management, Syniverse market share in EMEA increased to 70% in nine years. He held top-level positions in high technology companies in the US and the Netherlands, including serving as CEO for IMC in Boston and as CEO for AVIO Digital Inc. based in Redwood City, California. He also held senior-level management positions with Philips Business Electronics and Philips Telecommunications and Data Systems.
Eugene Bergen, President, EMEA, Equinix, commented: “In my new role as President of EMEA, I am looking forward to working with the more than 2,500 employees that make up our amazing regional team to pursue our collective goals. By pressing our unique advantage, by bringing our best efforts to the company every day, and serving our customers, we can continue to build a company of historical significance.”