LuxCloud Hires Seasoned Professional as Director of Sales
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LuxCloud is proud to welcome Christian Diderich as the company’s new Sales Director. As part of LuxCloud's management team, Christian in his new role will be responsible for the execution of LuxCloud's international sales strategies by building a global network of resellers and wholesale customers for the company’s SaaS (Software as a Service) platform and services.
Christian joins LuxCloud’s team with over 15 years of international professional experience in the telecommunications industry in various commercial roles. In his last position as Manager, Internet and Development, at KPN he was responsible for KPN Wholesale’s internet and cloud services portfolio. This included wholesale SaaS, IaaS, IP transit, SIP exchange, Media exchange and CDN.
“I am very excited to be part of LuxCloud’’, said Christian Diderich, Sales Director, LuxCloud, ‘’I am a strong believer in LuxCloud’s business model, focus and market approach. The experience and the advanced technical knowledge of our team are unique making it a solid foundation to become one of the dominant cloud brokers in the world. The drive and commitment of the organization is tremendous and definitely another essential success factor."
Christian joined KPN in 2007 as a Senior Business Development Manager of KPN Mobile International, being part of the core team that successfully developed KPN's national and international MVNO/MVNE business as part of KPN's multi brand strategy. Since then he has held several managerial positions at KPN. In 2009 Christian moved to the position of Manager, Sales and Distribution, for KPN's residential business, where he was responsible for all direct and indirect sales of triple play (ip-TV/ internet/ telephony) services to consumers on KPN's Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network in the Netherlands.
With revenue of over 13 billion in 2011, KPN is the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in the Netherlands, offering wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers, and end-to-end telecommunications and ICT services to business customers.
Prior to joining KPN, Christian worked as a Global Account Director, Product Manager and Account Manager at Verizon Business, one of the world’s largest providers of global IT, security and communication solutions to large enterprises.
Marco Houwen, CEO, LuxCloud states ‘’ we are very excited to welcome Christian to our team at LuxCloud. The expansion of our sales team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers. With his background and expertise, Christian has the right vision to lead the existing sales team and carry out our international sales strategies judiciously. His industry knowledge will bring a strong focus on customer relationship quality and vendor management.”
Christian has an MBA from the RSM Erasmus University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Business Marketing.