Bart Van Aanholt takes new executive leadership role at CenturyLink

In a newly formed executive leadership role focusing on key regional markets as well as the wholesale segment, Bart Van Aanholt has been promoted to CenturyLink’s vice president of sales for continental Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In this role, Van Aanholt will drive sales growth, and lead strategic planning to support the needs of new and existing enterprise customers as they seek solutions that deliver agility and efficiency while reducing risks. He will also take charge of CenturyLink’s – formerly known as Level 3 – renewed commitment to the wholesale strategy, an intrinsic part of the business to service carriers and partners.

Van Aanholt explained: “The new CenturyLink spans across more than 30 countries in EMEA, with dense network coverage and an expansive portfolio of network solutions to support customers’ continued growth. My focus on specific markets enables us to be close to customers as their trusted advisor and help them solve their digital transformation needs. We’re challenging the market with our fresh approach, which combines an unrivalled combination of dynamic network connections and multi-cloud management capabilities, layered on top with a differentiated customer experience.”

With over 20 years’ experience in the network industry, Van Aanholt was previously country director for Level 3 Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s Benelux and Nordics expansion. In this role Van Aanholt was also the MD for the Dutch organisation, where he developed regional investment and marketing plans. CenturyLink acquired Level 3 Communications towards the end of 2017.



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