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Press Release -- October 30th, 2018
Source: DE-CIX

New corporate structure for the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator

Frankfurt (Main), 30 October 2018. With a new corporate structure, DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, has created the legal basis for its next phase of growth. With immediate effect, all domestic and international DE-CIX activities and companies will be consolidated under the umbrella of the DE-CIX Group AG.

Harald A. Summa and Ivo Ivanov as the Executive Board will steer the company’s global growth ambitions. The Supervisory Board is comprised of three experienced and well-established managers. Felix Höger – former COO & CTO of QSC AG and founder and long-standing CEO of PIRONET NDH AG – is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DE-CIX Group AG. Completing the composition of the
Supervisory Board are Klaus Landefeld, Vice-Chair of the Board at eco – Association of the Internet Industry, and Rudolf van Megen, Chair of the Board of the German ICT & Media Institute e.V. (GIMI) and founder and long-established CEO of SQS Software Quality Systems AG.

“With the new corporate structure and the consolidation of all DE-CIX activities under one umbrella, we are creating ideal conditions for our next phase of growth and further development. The global IT and telecommunications market is changing rapidly and, with the DE-CIX Group AG, we are optimally prepared for this change,” says Harald A. Summa, CEO of the DE-CIX Group AG. “It is particularly important to us to be able to move quickly and flexibly in the global market and, as the world’s leader in operating Internet Exchanges, to be there where our customers need us. What’s more, with a constant stream of new services – such as our DirectCLOUD product – it is our goal to offer our
customers the maximum added value from their business with DE-CIX,” comments Ivo Ivanov, COO of the DE-CIX Group AG.

Felix Höger, Chair of the Supervisory Board of DE-CIX Group AG, concludes: “As Chair of the Supervisory Board of the DE-CIX Group AG, I look forward to supporting DE-CIX in its future strategic orientation and further growth steps. With the new organization and a very ambitious and experienced management team, we are optimally prepared for future challenges and the worldwide expansion of our business.”

About DE-CIX
DE-CIX – the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator – provides premium interconnection services and runs thirteen carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX serves 1500+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 100+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America.

With 6.5+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet Exchange. For more information please visit

Press Contact DE-CIX:
Carsten Titt – Senior Manager Global PR – Tel: +49 (0)69-1730902-130 – Email:

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