Telehouse statement – Coronavirus

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.

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.

Paul Lewis

Senior Operations Director

Paul Lewis is Operations Director at Telehouse Europe. He joined the company in April 2018 to lead the organisation’s operations, engineering, 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

Senior Customer Experience 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.

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