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Portus’ management team has a wealth of experience in the data center market, developed over many years in the industry and in their respective regions.

With a deep understanding of the colocation and wholesale data center markets, as well the way in which clients are increasingly requiring such services, each member of the team is committed to supporting customers with a high quality service that will meet their evolving requirements over time.

Chairman – Portus Data Centers

Adriaan Oosthoek

Having spent the past 20+ years in senior management roles in the data center industry, Adriaan has a deep understanding of colocation and wholesale data center businesses as well as significant knowledge of the European data center markets. He was also Chairman of the Board of Governors for 8 years at the Data Center Alliance industry association until 2019. During 2016-2022 Adriaan was Senior Vice President of Operations, Construction and IT at Interxion with responsibility for its 60 data centers located across 13 European countries and 15 cities. This included overseeing the successful transition of the company’s operations following its acquisition by Digital Reality in 2020. Previously, Adriaan’s career has included positions as Executive Vice President of Data Center Services at Colt Technology Services, UK&I Managing Director at Telecity Group UK, and Managing Director Netherlands at Redbus Interhouse.

Prior to this, he was a founder of the Dutch subsidiary of Teles, a European provider of IT services, and held a number of senior roles with responsibility for managing several regional markets throughout Europe. Adriaan has also held senior positions at Racal Datacom. Adriaan has a bachelor’s degree in business information sciences. He studied at the Business School for Economics in The Hague and holds marketing certificates NIMA A and NIMA B.


David Celis

Results-driven technology “geek” with over 27 years of industry experience in the ICT sector, David has successfully led and grew various businesses, including prominent enterprises such as LuxGSM and Post Telecom, in which he held various management positions over the years.

As CEO, he has guided EDH to unprecedented growth year after year and his unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction have strengthened the company's position as a leader in the data center market.


Sascha E. Pollok

As a CEO at IPHH, Sascha is responsible for strategy and daily operations. But his real passion is building and operating IPHH's own interconnection data centers and services with the help of a highly skilled and motivated team. He has been working in the ISP sector for more than 25 years now.

Sascha is one of the founders of the DENOG meetings (German Network Operators Group) in Germany. Based in Hamburg, he is involved with the German ISP community and a regular attendee at NOG and RIPE meetings.

General Manager – Portus Munich

Richard Pennal

Richard has enjoyed a long career in senior management across the European telecommunications and data enter sector. His various management positions include a 15-year period with Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Vodafone Germany. He also held Managing Director roles across Continental Europe. Richard has been key in overseeing the development of Portus Munich over the last three years.


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