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Zyxel appoints Jannik Haargaard as new President of Europe

Jannik to succeed Lee Marsden, who leaves the organisation after 12 years

Wokingham, UK - June 28, 2017 – Zyxel Communications has today announced that Jannik Haargaard will take on the role as new President of Europe, effective on 1st July, 2017.

Jannik has been with Zyxel for over 11 years and has held multiple roles across Europe, including country manager for Finland and Denmark, managing director for Sphairon GmbH and four years in his current role as Vice President of Operations and Finance, Europe.

“Jannik is a highly-respected leader with a track record of delivering consistently strong performance and results,” said Gordon Yang, President of Zyxel. “His excellent understanding of the European market will allow him to build on the success we have seen over the past five years.
“Jannik will work closely with the global leadership team to define a clear vision for Zyxel Europe in 2017, and we look forward to bringing these plans to fruition.”  

Jannik replaces Lee Marsden who is moving on to embark on a new business venture. 

“Lee has led Zyxel Europe during a transitional period, doubling its revenues from €80m in 2012 to more than €150m in 2016. The region moved from a geographical lead business to a functional structure during his tenure, always returning strong profits to HQ and having an exceptional year in 2016,” said Gordon. “We would like to thank him for his many years of dedicated service and strong leadership, and wish him all the best for the future.

“Building on the strong high performance culture within Zyxel, it's time to set the next goal. Together with our partners we'll continue to collaborate and drive success in the SMB and Service Provider segments. We understand the Customer’s Journey and will leverage Digital Transformation to take Zyxel forward,” added Gordon. 

Jannik will be based in Zyxel’s Denmark office in Copenhagen and report into Gordon Yang.