Takayo Takamuro

Managing Director and European Chief Executive, Telehouse Europe

Takayo Takamuro was appointed to the role of Managing Director on in October 2022, after having previously held the role of Deputy Managing Director. Takayo is responsible for the leadership and development of Telehouse Europe, including staff welfare, client satisfaction, and the company’s ongoing sustainability efforts.

Takayo has over 25 years’ experience in the data centre industry, joining Telehouse in 2021 from parent company KDDI, a Japanese telecommunications provider. She started her career in the telecoms industry in 1995, before moving on to lead global sales and business development for major manufacturers and finance companies

Paul Lewis

Senior Vice President & Leader of Technical Services

Paul Lewis is Senior Operations Director at Telehouse Europe. He joined the company in April 2018 to lead the organisation’s operations, engineering, projects, service delivery and customer services teams. His primary focus is achieving operational excellence and customer satisfaction across Telehouse’s data centres, providing high levels of service to external and internal customers, while supporting the company’s profitability and growth.

Paul has been working in the data centre, telecoms and IT service sectors for over 25 years and has a strong focus on service operations and delivering customer solutions. He joined Telehouse from Aegis Data where spent more than six years as Director of Data Centre Operations and has extensive experience in network engineering.

Mark Pestridge

Executive Vice President & General Manager

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.

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