John Souter joined LINX (London Internet Exchange Ltd.) as chief executive in March 2001 and was appointed to LINX Board of Directors in February 2002.
During the last twelve years, John has been responsible for a focus on a fair pricing policy for LINX, encouraging membership growth from all sectors of the Internet industry. This has re-enforced the mutual ethos of LINX whereby all members have an equal share and say in policy and direction fostering a continued sense of community.
It has been a period of strong growth for LINX with membership more than quadrupling despite a number of mergers and acquisitions along the way. In addition there has been major year-on-year investment in the LINX network to keep the company at the cutting edge.
As Board Director and Treasurer of Euro-IX since its formation, John has played a major part in ensuring that European Internet Exchanges have a platform to collaborate on issues such as benchmarking, regulation and the sharing of knowledge and expertise.
Prior to joining LINX, John had roles as director/managing director or SVP at BSI Quality Assurance, Mobile Systems International Plc, AAH Meditel Ltd, and Varetis Communications.