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Telehouse Europe Management Team


Ken sakai - EMEA Managing DIRECTOR


Ken Sakai joined Telehouse Europe as Managing Director in April 2017 with over 30 years’ management experience in KDDI. Ken played a pivotal role in the development of KDDI Corporation, resulting from the merger of KDD, DDI and IDO. He held leadership roles in the sales, business development and corporate planning divisions of KDDI and also served as Managing Director for KDDI Deutschland.

Ken is responsible for driving the continued expansion and growth of Telehouse Europe and positioning Telehouse to meet the future demands of businesses resulting from digital transformation and cloud adoption, using his extensive knowledge and experience of the ICT and telecommunications sectors.       

kouhei ohno-  Deputy Managing Director

Following a successful career as General Manager for KDDI Corporation, Kouhei Ohno joined Telehouse Europe in April as Deputy Managing Director. Kouhei brings over 20 years’ business development experience to Telehouse during which time he served as Financial Director for KDDI Deutschland, Business Development Manager for the Global Business Segment and General Manager responsible for the strategy and business development of the Global data centre segment.

Kouhei is responsible for the sales and marketing, technical services, business planning and optimisation and procurement functions for Telehouse.    




Masaki is responsible for Legal, Health & Safety, Compliance and Staff Project - internal culture improvement project.
His objective is to improve business efficiencies consistently so that the company can provide excellent services to all stakeholders and customers.
As Board Director of Telehouse Europe, Masaki has been engaged with business process optimisation which also includes driving collaboration between Telehouse’s global businesses and KDDI group companies.
Since joining KDDI in 1985, Masaki has held various positions within the corporation focused on global telecommunication and data centre business development. From 1993 to 1998, Masaki helped to deliver Telehouse Europe’s first business expansion in Paris and the planning of the second London data centre - Telehouse East. After returning to KDDI headquarters in Japan, where he had continuously been engaged with global data centre development and management, Masaki joined Telehouse Europe again in 2013.

Suzanne Lee - Finance Director

Since joining Telehouse in 1994, Suzanne has witnessed the growth of Telehouse from a colocation facility to one of the world’s most sought after internet hubs.  She has served in a variety of roles, having been responsible for developing the financial policies and processes at Telehouse, annual auditing and financial statements, as well as tax management, treasury and global reporting. Since 2008, Suzanne has been pivotal in the European expansion strategy, managing the acquisition of Germany’s Databurg facility and franchise expansions in Turkey, South Africa and Russia.  
Prior to Telehouse, Suzanne has held financial roles at PIA (acquired by FSA in 2001) supporting the regulation of 4,000 plus companies in the UK conducting investment business with private investors in the financial services market.  
Since 2012, Suzanne has been responsible for leading the procurement strategy for Telehouse Europe and has implemented an environmentally friendly electricity usage strategy.  



Steve joined Telehouse Europe in May 2017 in the new role of European Procurement Director for Telehouse and KDDI Europe. Steve is responsible for leading the Procurement function across Europe including strategy, operational support and driving European commercial competitiveness.

Steve’s early career has given him broad experience in operational management roles. He switched to a career in procurement in 2003 and has worked in a variety of roles for Ministry of Defence, Serco and latterly CBRE. This included Global Procurement Director for Data Centre Solutions, where he worked extensively in Europe and the US. 

Steve is committed to collaborative working with the Telehouse/KDDI business and our supply partners to deliver great service and bring real value for our customers.  Steve holds MSc in Defence Acquisition from Cranfield University and MA from Kings College London.



Sachi joined Telehouse in 2016 and has played leadership roles in corporate level change programmes. In her current role Sachi leads strategic and operational performance improvement initiatives working closely with Executive Members across Europe, focusing on advancing digital transformation in order to better serve customers’ needs and build robust operating models at a corporate level.
Since her engagement with Telehouse in 2013, Sachi has established: the new procurement function and its operational governance; the digital platforms for the Sales Process Optimisation (SPO) and the Procure to Pay (P2P), both SPO and P2P have set the standard for the company to maximise opportunities to effectively achieve growth strategies with operational efficiencies and enhanced customer services.
Prior to being engaged with Telehouse, Sachi consistently improved business and operational performance over 30 years in the global scene, leading strategic transformation projects across multiple industry leaders including HP, Vodafone, Goodyear, GSK, Nomura, and Mondi. Early in her career Sachi worked for Oki in Japan and Europe where she played a pivotal role in setting up the hub of its European operations and R&D Centre in Scotland.
Sachi holds MBA from Cranfield University in the UK and BA in linguistics from Waseda University in Japan. 


  • Since joining Telehouse in 1997, Michelle has played a pivotal role in developing the Telehouse client base in the UK and France, delivering consistent growth every year and helping to fill the company’s data centres in London Docklands, London’s financial district and Paris. 

    Prior to joining Telehouse, Michelle worked within the Risk Management division at Barclays Bank for seven years and in the Financial Services division for Countrywide Group.

    Michelle has been instrumental in shaping the direction of Telehouse to become the main hub of the commercial internet in the UK. Michelle worked closely with the London Internet Exchange (LINX) to support their growth and expansion at the Telehouse London Docklands campus, the main hosting location for major ISPs and home of the connected world. It was as a result of her steadfast and continuous support in the development and growth of LINX that Michelle was honoured with the LINX Conspicuous Contribution Award in November 2017.