Leaseweb Shakes Up International Leadership Team, Hires New Managing Director for Germany

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Leaseweb, an IaaS hosting provider with more than 80,000 dedicated servers under management and a global network available with a total capacity of more than 5.5 Tbps, has hired Marcus Busch as its new Managing Director for Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH. Marcus Busch replaces Benjamin Schönfeld who will take over the management of Leaseweb Asia Pacific in Singapore from current Managing Director Bas Winkel.

Marcus Busch
“I want to firmly establish Leaseweb as the leading market player in midmarket and our targeted segments in the DACH region for the long term by making intensive use of my contact network there,” said Marcus Busch.

Marcus Busch has many years of experience in the IT, telecommunication and service industries. He joins dedicated server and cloud provider Leaseweb from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he served as Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Country Manager Switzerland. Prior to that, he was responsible for product & portfolio in the Management Board of Media Broadcast GmbH.

As the new head of Leaseweb Germany, Marcus Busch intends to expand the company’s position in important strategic markets. These include, among others, Martech and Adtech, Fintech, Gaming and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In terms of service offerings, he will be focusing on the further development of hybrid cloud services. In addition, Mr. Busch plans to expand sales in Austria and Switzerland where he intends to leverage his “excellent” network.

New MD Leaseweb Asia Pacific

Benjamin Schönfeld
Current Leaseweb Germany MD Benjamin Schönfeld will become the new Managing Director of Leaseweb Asia Pacific and take over the management in Singapore from Bas Winkel.

Marcus Busch replaces Benjamin Schönfeld as Managing Director, who has been head of Leaseweb Germany for four years. Thanks to his successes, Mr. Schönfeld will become the new Managing Director of Leaseweb Asia Pacific and take over the management in Singapore from Bas Winkel.

Previously, Mr. Busch also worked for Deutsche Telekom / T-Systems where he was responsible for the “successful” DSL product launch to business customers while subsequently building and growing Deutsche Telekom´s Business Internet segment as Director Product Management. The business graduate (University of Essen) started his career as a Product Manager at Thyssen Telecom.

“User demands for availability, performance and above all scalability will continue to rise dramatically,” said Marcus Busch. “At the same time, data protection has become increasingly important since the General Data Protection Regulation. With hybrid cloud, companies can meet both requirements particularly well. In addition, I want to firmly establish Leaseweb as the leading market player in midmarket and our targeted segments in the DACH region for the long term by making intensive use of my contact network there.”

Benjamin Schönfeld has many years of experience and extensive expertise in information technology, hosting and cloud computing. Before joining Leaseweb, he spent several years with the German Armed Forces in the field of computer networks and IT security.

“Singapore is an IT hotspot,” said Benjamin Schönfeld. “As a Singapore-based company, we have a very attractive range of services to offer to the local economy. This applies to companies with a local focus as well as companies with worldwide operations.”

Leaseweb is a company with its roots in the Netherlands operating 19 data centers worldwide. In addition to existing locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney, Leaseweb is targeting other Asian markets such as China, South Korea and Japan.

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