Guy Willner
Founder and CEO

Guy has over 20 years experience in the technology industry. In 1998 he cofounded IXEurope, a market leader in data centre operations. It was later purchased by Equinix for 555 million USD.

After gaining industry experience Guy started to explore Emerging Markets and created IXcellerate. His is known for his charisma, “out of the box” thinking and deep understanding of the market and sector.

As a CEO of IXEurope he raised approximately 100 million USD in venture capital and the company’s revenue grew over 600% in its first 3 years. Prior to founding IXEurope, Guy worked for Compagnie Generale des Eaux (now Vivendi Group) between 1992 and 1998 both in the UK and in Hungary establishing a telecommunications operator culminating in 210 million USD EBRD funding.

He began his career with Philips NV in Paris and Vienna, working in CDROM, Smart Card and Minitel technologies.

Prior to being sold to Permira in February 2015, Guy was a Non Executive Director of Teraco Data Environments, a South African based data centre.He currently holds a Non Executive Director post at Lamda Hellix in Athens.