Claranet, one of Europe's premier providers of business communications solutions, has appointed Bert Bekker as Commercial Director of Claranet Benelux. Based in Eindhoven, Bekker will be responsible for all sales activities in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Bekker comes to Claranet with extensive sales management experience from the IT industry. He is one of the founders of aSource Global, a company specialising in offshore outsourcing. Prior to that, he was Country Manager for the Netherlands at Satyam, an Indian systems integrator. Earlier in his career, Bekker was responsible for indirect sales at Getronics, and served as an account manager at the computer vendor Bull.
Reflecting on his new challenge, Bekker comments:
Claranet operates in an ever-changing, turbulent market. During the past few years, Claranet has been successful by offering superior customer service coupled with innovation. It is now time for growth in the higher-value segment of the business market. That implies that relationships and partnerships with the client become even more important than in the past. Our goal is to become a trusted partner for the client, to the extent of being seen as an extension of the client's organisation. I expect to be able to contribute to sales growth at Claranet by capitalising on my experience in such an environment.
Claranet is one of Europe's largest independent providers of business communications solutions. Founded in 1996, Claranet now has activities in 7 countries. With more than 300,000 customers and 600 employees, Claranet has annual turnover of €120 million and has from the very beginning been a successful and financially stable company.
Based in Eindhoven, Claranet Benelux offers Dutch customers a complete portfolio of Internet access, VPNs, hosting, security solutions and telephony, with quality and outstanding customer service as central attributes. Through its backbone network, Claranet connects customer locations both nationally and internationally. Our state-of-the-art datacentre in Eindhoven houses servers and other customer equipment in optimal surroundings.
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