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Telehouse Europe Management Team



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Ken sakai - EMEA Managing DIRECTOR

 

Ken Sakai joined Telehouse Europe as Managing Director in April 2017 with over 30 years’ management experience in KDDI. Ken played a pivotal role in the development of KDDI Corporation, resulting from the merger of KDD, DDI and IDO. He held leadership roles in the sales, business development and corporate planning divisions of KDDI and also served as Managing Director for KDDI Deutschland.

Ken is responsible for driving the continued expansion and growth of Telehouse Europe and positioning Telehouse to meet the future demands of businesses resulting from digital transformation and cloud adoption, using his extensive knowledge and experience of the ICT and telecommunications sectors.       
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kouhei ohno - Deputy Managing Director


Following a successful career as General Manager for KDDI Corporation, Kouhei Ohno joined Telehouse Europe in April as Deputy Managing Director. Kouhei brings over 20 years’ business development experience to Telehouse during which time he served as Financial Director for KDDI Deutschland, Business Development Manager for the Global Business Segment and General Manager responsible for the strategy and business development of the Global data centre segment.

Kouhei is responsible for the sales and marketing, technical services, business planning and optimisation and procurement functions for Telehouse.    

 

 

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Suzanne Lee - Finance Director


Since joining Telehouse in 1994, Suzanne has witnessed the growth of Telehouse from a colocation facility to one of the world’s most sought after internet hubs.  She has served in a variety of roles, having been responsible for developing the financial policies and processes at Telehouse, annual auditing and financial statements, as well as tax management, treasury and global reporting. Since 2008, Suzanne has been pivotal in the European expansion strategy, managing the acquisition of Germany’s Databurg facility and franchise expansions in Turkey, South Africa and Russia.  
 
Prior to Telehouse, Suzanne has held financial roles at PIA (acquired by FSA in 2001) supporting the regulation of 4,000 plus companies in the UK conducting investment business with private investors in the financial services market.  
 
Since 2012, Suzanne has been responsible for leading the procurement strategy for Telehouse Europe and has implemented an environmentally friendly electricity usage strategy.  

 
   
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STEVE WEETMAN - EUROPEAN PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR


Steve joined Telehouse Europe in May 2017 in the new role of European Procurement Director for Telehouse and KDDI Europe. Steve is responsible for leading the Procurement function across Europe including strategy, operational support and driving European commercial competitiveness.

Steve’s early career has given him broad experience in operational management roles. He switched to a career in procurement in 2003 and has worked in a variety of roles for Ministry of Defence, Serco and latterly CBRE. This included Global Procurement Director for Data Centre Solutions, where he worked extensively in Europe and the US. 

Steve is committed to collaborative working with the Telehouse/KDDI business and our supply partners to deliver great service and bring real value for our customers.  Steve holds MSc in Defence Acquisition from Cranfield University and MA from Kings College London.

 
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SACHI FUJII - BUSINESS OPTIMISATION DIRECTOR


Sachi joined Telehouse in 2016 and has played leadership roles in corporate level change programmes. In her current role Sachi leads strategic and operational performance improvement initiatives working closely with Executive Members across Europe, focusing on advancing digital transformation in order to better serve customers’ needs and build robust operating models at a corporate level.
 
Since her engagement with Telehouse in 2013, Sachi has established: the new procurement function and its operational governance; the digital platforms for the Sales Process Optimisation (SPO) and the Procure to Pay (P2P), both SPO and P2P have set the standard for the company to maximise opportunities to effectively achieve growth strategies with operational efficiencies and enhanced customer services.
 
Prior to being engaged with Telehouse, Sachi consistently improved business and operational performance over 30 years in the global scene, leading strategic transformation projects across multiple industry leaders including HP, Vodafone, Goodyear, GSK, Nomura, and Mondi. Early in her career Sachi worked for Oki in Japan and Europe where she played a pivotal role in setting up the hub of its European operations and R&D Centre in Scotland.
 
Sachi holds MBA from Cranfield University in the UK and BA in linguistics from Waseda University in Japan. 

 
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MARK PESTRIDGE - SALES DIRECTOR


Mark joined Telehouse Europe in April 2019 to lead the UK sales organisation, and is responsible for driving the sales strategy and developing and managing the commercial relationship with our existing client base. His primary focus is on ensuring that existing and prospective customers are at the heart of what we do at Telehouse Europe, underpinning the vision for the sales team.

Mark has been involved in sales and business development since 1992 and has extensive experience working with service providers, including 10 years’ service at Verizon. Since 2011, he has worked exclusively in the data centre sector, holding senior sales leadership roles at both Equinix and Digital Realty. Marks holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Birmingham.