London, UK – 22 April 2024 – Global colocation provider, Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, has today announced the appointment of Kenkichi Honda as the new Managing Director of Telehouse Europe. This significant appointment has taken effect from 1st April 2024, marking a pivotal moment in the company’s strategy for continued growth and operational and customer service excellence.

Mr. Honda has transitioned from his current role as Director for the TOYOTA business at Telehouse’s parent company and Japanese telecommunications provider, KDDI. Honda brings extensive experience across the telecommunications, data centres and connected car industries, having previously served as Senior Director at KDDI America and Senior Director at the Belgium branch of KDDI Europe.

In his new role, Honda will focus on enhancing the operational excellence and customer experience at Telehouse Europe. His expertise and leadership will drive forward the company’s strategic goals to support the growing customer need for resilient, scalable, secure and sustainable colocation services.

Kenkichi Honda commented: “I am honoured to join Telehouse Europe at this exciting time. My commitment is to build on our strong foundations as a leading connectivity provider to advance strategic initiatives and deliver exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders. I look forward to leading our talented team and upholding our commitment to providing unrivalled data centre connectivity solutions.”

The appointment of Honda follows the transition of Telehouse Europe’s former Managing Director, Takayo Takamuro, to the European Bloc Chief at KDDI Europe. Takamuro will continue in her capacity as a member of the Board of Directors of Telehouse Europe, focusing on the company’s continued expansion, customer experience and sustainable operations.

In addition, former Managing Director of KDDI Europe, Seigo Fukuhara, has transitioned onto a new role as Advisor to SORACOM a consolidated subsidiary of KDDI Corporation.