Edgar van Essen

Managing Director

Switch Datacenters

Edgar Van Essen has over 20 years of general and commercial leadership (P&L) in high-tech, global companies in the EMEA region. Successful consistent track record in leading structural business change and exponential growth in renowned high-tech and innovative companies. Before a.o. MT member AT&T/Lucent Technologies, VP/MD Western Europe, leading 20+ countries, 50+ people for high-end Swiss global cabling R&M, and owner/founder of a high-end strategic consulting firm. Mr. van Essen has held several influential (inter) national industry association board memberships and brings a strong network in data infrastructure. Edgar holds an MSc in Business from the Rijks Universiteit Groningen in the Netherlands and additional certificates from amongst other Thunderbird University, Phoenix AZ. Edgar has a natural interest in new, game-changing technologies and trends and gained a consistent track record of turning these changes into new sustainable business and revenue streams for the companies and customers he worked for. He is married and the proud father of three young daughters.

Edgar Van Essen has over 20 years of general and commercial leadership (P&L) in high-tech, global companies in the EMEA region. Successful consistent track record in leading structural business change and exponential growth in renowned high-tech and innovative companies. Before a.o. MT member AT&T/Lucent Technologies, VP/MD Western Europe, leading 20+ countries, 50+ people for high-end Swiss global cabling R&M, and owner/founder of a high-end strategic consulting firm. Mr. van Essen has held several influential (inter) national industry association board memberships and brings a strong network in data infrastructure. Edgar holds an MSc in Business from the Rijks Universiteit Groningen in the Netherlands and additional certificates from amongst other Thunderbird University, Phoenix AZ. Edgar has a natural interest in new, game-changing technologies and trends and gained a consistent track record of turning these changes into new sustainable business and revenue streams for the companies and customers he worked for. He is married and the proud father of three young daughters. 

Net Zero Strategy – Internal and Industrywide Perspective ( Part 1 of 3 Fireside Chat Series)
Anna Timme, Head of Sustainability, Secure Power Division at @Schneider Electric provides direct insight into net-zero strategy from both an...
The sustainable marriage of two energy flows
In this session, Edgar van Essen – Managing Director at Switch Data Centers – shares his insights into the construction...
data center heat reuse, sustainability and profitability
In this presentation Edgar gives awareness of how reusing heat reduces energy consumption, emissions and pollutants as well as drives...

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Edgar Van Essen has over 20 years of general and commercial leadership (P&L) in high-tech, global companies in the EMEA region. Successful consistent track record in leading structural business change and exponential growth in renowned high-tech and innovative companies. Before a.o. MT member AT&T/Lucent Technologies, VP/MD Western Europe, leading 20+ countries, 50+ people for high-end Swiss global cabling R&M, and owner/founder of a high-end strategic consulting firm. Mr. van Essen has held several influential (inter) national industry association board memberships and brings a strong network in data infrastructure. Edgar holds an MSc in Business from the Rijks Universiteit Groningen in the Netherlands and additional certificates from amongst other Thunderbird University, Phoenix AZ. Edgar has a natural interest in new, game-changing technologies and trends and gained a consistent track record of turning these changes into new sustainable business and revenue streams for the companies and customers he worked for. He is married and the proud father of three young daughters. 

Net Zero Strategy – Internal and Industrywide Perspective ( Part 1 of 3 Fireside Chat Series)
Anna Timme, Head of Sustainability, Secure Power Division at @Schneider Electric provides direct insight into net-zero strategy from both an...
The sustainable marriage of two energy flows
In this session, Edgar van Essen – Managing Director at Switch Data Centers – shares his insights into the construction...
data center heat reuse, sustainability and profitability
In this presentation Edgar gives awareness of how reusing heat reduces energy consumption, emissions and pollutants as well as drives...