June 20, 2023
Former Deutsche Telekom Board Member and current Non-Executive Director at Telstra Australia, Niek Jan van Damme, has joined the Board of Directors of ConnectiviTree Corp., having previously supported ConnectiviTree as a member of their Advisory Council.
Niek Jan will add additional telecom industry, enterprise market insight and guidance as ConnectiviTree follows its growth plans. He will also provide guidance and support to the executive team and will be instrumental in building the ConnectiviTree Global Alliance.
“I am honored to have been asked to join this intelligent initiative. Every day I notice the increasing demand in fast and secure global connectivity for large Enterprises. The intelligent service layer makes this solution stand out of the rest for me,” said Niek Jan van Damme.
ConnectiviTree CEO, Paul Cox, stated, “the expertise, quick action and large scope Niek Jan brings to ConnectiviTree is pivotal for us. He understands the market gap we are filling, and his knowledge base and global network will help fuel our general growth and expansion of our Global Alliance partner network.”
Niek Jan has more than 20 years direct telecommunications experience, with the first part of his career focusing on brand and category management in a range of businesses including fast moving consumer goods and retail. He joined Ben Nederland in 1999, later T-Mobile Netherlands, a challenger mobile brand, where he was Chairman of the Managing Board as of 2004. In 2009 he became a member of the Global Deutsche Telekom Board of Management, where in the role of CEO Germany he was responsible for fixed line and mobile communications in Germany with revenues of €20 billion and 75,000 employees.
At Deutsche Telekom he led the merger of mobile and fixed line business, laying the foundation for making Deutsche Telekom the leading operator in converged services. He also led a major network modernization program with the establishment of a new IP core and 4G network for Deutsche Telekom.
Niek Jan holds several other Board positions including: Non-executive Director on the Board of Directors at Telstra Corporation, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at NGN Fiber Network (partially owned by Eurofiber), Chairman of Board at Infrafibre Germany GmbH; Board Advisor, at LotusFlare, Glow Financial Services Ltd and 5Skye.
ConnectiviTree (Europe) AG is an independent and neutral data transport network provider that has designed and is currently building a layer 1 and 2 fiber-based data transfer network solution for large Enterprise customers. The ConnectiviTree network design and specifications will support fast and secure data transport with capacities of up to 200 terabits between major cities, starting in Western Europe and is designed to be sold as NaaS, CaaS and SaaS (Network, Capacity and Spectrum as a Service) through channel partners: Telecoms (Data Carrier), System Integrators and Data Center Operators. ConnectiviTree’s network design, business model, and planned white label functionality, easy order and rapid provisioning creates a scalable and low-cost business opportunity for our channel partners to address the rapidly growing market for global transport of data for large Enterprise. To help capture demonstrated demand, ConnectiviTree plans to connect over 250 Points of Presence within Europe and beyond by 2025.
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