– UK, London – Telecity Group plc announces the appointment of Eric Hageman to its board as Chief Financial Officer. The appointment is effective 1 September 2014.
Mr Hageman’s most recent role has been as Member of the Board of Management and Chief Financial Officer of Royal KPN NV, the leading telecoms and IT service provider in the Netherlands.
Prior to this role, Mr Hageman held a number of senior positions at KPN, including CEO of KPN Belgium, CFO of KPN Mobile International, Head of M&A and Head of Investor Relations. Before joining KPN, Mr Hageman worked in M&A and Corporate Finance roles at Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro.
Mr Hageman holds an MBA from the London Business School and an MSc in Business Economics from Maastricht University.
Commenting on the appointment, John Hughes, Chairman, TelecityGroup plc, said: “Eric is a strong addition to the TelecityGroup team and I have great pleasure in welcoming him to the business. The Board conducted a rigorous search process and we were very pleased with the calibre of candidates we attracted. Eric’s experience will provide valuable support as the team takes the business forward.”
Michael Tobin, CEO, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Eric to TelecityGroup, where his senior-level experience will be crucial as we continue to grow the business and deliver on our focus of value creation for shareholders. The team and I very much look forward to working with Eric. I would like to thank David Crowther, our Interim CFO, for the excellent work that he has done in leading and developing the finance function. This has provided a very firm base for Eric to build on.”
Eric Hageman, CFO Designate, said: TelecityGroup’s role at the heart of the European digital economy is very exciting and I am really looking forward to working with John, Mike and the team to take the business to the next level.”
TelecityGroup is the leading provider of carrier-neutral data centres in Europe, operating highly connected facilities in key cities.
These data centres are the places in which separate networks that make up the internet meet and where bandwidth-intensive applications, content and information are hosted. As such, they are the key network hubs, or enabling environments, of the European digital economy. TelecityGroup’s customers take advantage of the highly connected facilities to operate, store, share, distribute and access digital media, IT applications and information effectively and efficiently.
Telecity Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY).
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