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PRESS RELEASE: Lee Hetherington and Sebastien Lahtinen elected to the London Internet Exchange Board at LINX AGM

Members of LINX, have elected two members to its executive Board at its annual general meeting in London.
Following voting, Sebastien Lahtinen and Lee Hetherington (pictured second right and far right respectively) garnered the most support from the membership and are hereby elected to serve three year terms.Lee Hetherington currently represents LINX member Facebook, where he works in the team responsible for Edge and Caching strategy in EMEA for the Global IP Network and CDN. Specifically focused on the EU, Lee leads interconnection, IP network and Caching strategy efforts for Facebook across the region.Sebastien Lahtinen has served on the LINX board for the past three years and was seeking re-election for a second term. Seb is a director of hosting company NetConnex and co-founder of independent broadband information site thinkbroadband.com.For this year’s election Board members Patrick Gilmore and Sebastien Lahtinen, had both retired by rotation. While Seb had indicated his intention to seek re-election Patrick had chosen not stand again. In these circumstances it meant that there was guaranteed to be at least one new face on the LINX Board.LINX chairman Murray Steele said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick Gilmore, whose service on the LINX Board for over ten years has clearly been an invaluable contribution, and from whom I have learnt a lot about the industry we serve.
Murray added: “We are pleased to welcome Lee Hetherington to the LINX Board. It is always beneficial to get a different perspective and I am very much looking forward to working closely with Lee and Seb to ensure LINX’s continued success.”

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