In her role, Sylwia will continue to grow the Poland business in a market that has become the third fastest growing economy in the European Union, doubling in size over the last 15 years.
Sylwia joins Equinix from Iron Mountain, bringing to the role more than 20 years’ experience across a global senior management career that has seen her lead in a diverse range of sectors for international businesses including Pelion, Tesco, B&Q and Medicover. She is established as an exceptional business transformation leader in Poland, founding Payback, one of the largest loyalty programmes in Europe before it was acquired by American Express in a multimillion-dollar deal in 2011.
As well as leading the core Poland business, Sylwia will oversee and grow the Equinix Internet Exchange in Warsaw (formerly PLIX), widely known to be the largest commercial internet exchange in Poland in internet traffic volume.
“It is a challenging and exciting time for the Central Eastern European businesses. Thanks to rapid digitization the world has opened up for many companies allowing them to grow and have a global presence. Equinix is the perfect partner for this journey. The strength of Equinix’s global platform and its vision and commitment to building a better, sustainable, and interconnected digitalized future are fully aligned with ambitions of my own, and I’m thrilled to be able to continue to build on the team’s success and develop the Equinix Poland business.” Added Pyśkiewicz.
Judith Gardiner, VP Growth and Emerging Markets at Equinix said: “I’m very excited about Sylwia joining the EMEA Growth and Emerging Markets team to lead our Poland business. Sylwia has an incredible depth and breadth of global experience in growing established brands’ digital platforms in competitive markets. This experience, together with her proven ability to lead teams through significant growth and through transformation projects, make her the ideal person to lead our Poland team in its next important phase of growth.”
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