European data center operator KevlinX has appointed Eric Boonstra as CEO.
Boonstra joins the company from Iron Mountain where he managed the EMEA business for five years following its acquisition of EvoSwitch, where he was CEO for a decade.
“There is a huge opportunity for a well-funded and experienced team to build out an advanced platform at pace in the European market just now, and I am delighted to say that KevlinX has all the ingredients,” said Eric Boonstra. “Our team is designing for maximum efficiency, connectivity, power density and sustainability and I look forward to talking to cloud and AI players of all sizes, carriers, CDNs and enterprises to make sure we can deliver exactly what they need.”
The new CEO appointment comes shortly after KevlinX received investment from Macquarie Capital alongside PMV and its EPICo² fund.
KevlinX is currently developing a 32MW data center in Brussels, Belgium that will be AI-ready. The data center will span 25,400 sqm (273,400 sq ft) with 11,350 sqm (122,170 sq ft) of white space, and will be suitable for retail, wholesale or hyperscale customers. The data center is currently set to be ready for service in Q3 of 2025.
Giovanni Della Pesca, managing director, Macquarie Capital, said: “Eric brings significant experience and knowledge of the European data center sector, and we are very pleased to see him join KevlinX. We look forward to continue working with Eric and supporting the KevlinX team as they further establish the business within a fast-growing market.”