28 October, 2013, London, UK & Moscow, Russia: IXcellerate, Moscow’s premier carrier neutral datacenter, announced today that Dmitry Fokin has been appointed to the new role of Managing Director, IXcellerate Russia. Mr. Fokin, previously held various executive and board positions in large and medium-size business, will be leading IXcellerate’s expanding operations in the Russian market.
Mr Fokin’s business career spans over 15 years and his first acquaintance with Telco and IT industries occurred in late 1990s during audit engagements at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dmitry was educated in the USA and has international working experience across America, Russia and CIS.
Commenting on his new appointment, Dmitry Fokin remarked, “I admire IXcellerate’s bold venture in Russia. It is a great team to work with and I am ready to set its focus on operational excellence and customer service, developing this highly responsive and skillful support organization.’
‘The circle of top managers in today’s Russia is growing. Dmitry is one of those who are highly professional, devoted, and possess the financial, business logic and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully drive business growth. We are excited to have him on board!’ Said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.
About Dmitry Fokin
Dmitry Fokin has over 15 years of business experience, combining US education with work experience in the USA, Russia and CIS. As part of his experience, Dmitry was involved in Special Situations management and provided leadership in fast-growth environments. As the CEO of Capital Collection Agency, Dmitry executed company-wide turnaround program and performed acquisition of a leading competitor from Societe Generale group. Working as the CFO in portfolio companies of Alfa Group Consortium, Dmitry successfully built new teams, developed business strategies and raised funding to execute them. He worked directly with CEO and CFO at Golden Telecom on M&A projects and long-term business planning prior to merger between Golden Telecom and Vimpelcom.
IXcellerate Moscow One is an unparalleled carrier neutral data centre in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of data centres in America and Western Europe. IXcellerate offers pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content operators.
IXcellerate provides clients with a bespoke solution aimed towards solving their unique datacenter requirements. Located within the MKAD ring road of Central Moscow, IXcellerate Datacenter can provide co-location or private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. As a carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available within Moscow, Russia and the entire World.
IXcellerate was founded by Guy Willner (co-founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom in Russia). Set on a 15,000 square metre campus IXcellerate Moscow One offers a choice of multiple telecoms networks combined with a state of the art datacenter building. See www.ixcellerate.com or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.
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