Penta Infra: Penta Infa names Bob Sprengers as new CEO

Mar 01, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

European data center firm, Penta Infra has named Bob Sprengers as its CEO according to an announcement by the company and lead investor Photon Capital this week. Effective from March 2024, Sprengers will take over from Alex Bakker who has led the company since it was founded in 2015. 

“The time has come for Penta Infra to chart its own course in the European data center market, and we believe Bob is the perfect choice to lead the team on that journey,” said outgoing CEO Bakker. “He has an exceptional track record in global telecoms and tech leadership, particularly with PE investors, and he has a very talented and experienced senior team. Photon’s focus is on building a range of robust platforms across the digital economy, and I look forward to supporting Penta Infra all the way as it becomes an established leader in the sector.”

“I am delighted to be taking on this new role and look forward to driving Penta Infra’s international growth,” said Sprengers. “Now is a hugely exciting time to be building out data center infrastructure in Europe, and Penta Infra has the team, portfolio and backers to be a stand-out leader in both Edge and core markets. Our growth strategy is clear, and our key concern will continue to be providing reliability, security, connectivity, and sustainable scalability to our customers as they innovate and grow their digital businesses.”