Martijn Blanken

Martijn Blanken is Senior Advisor to I Squared Capital and Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group. From 2014 to 2018 Martijn served as the Group Managing Director and Chief Customer Officer of Global Enterprise and Services (GES), a $6.5 billion Telstra business unit operating as a global scale, industry-based telecommunications services and solutions business. In this role, Martijn is responsible for Telstra’s relationship with and sales to multinational corporations and international carriers across Asia, EMEA and the Americas including 1,900 large business, enterprise and government customers in Australia. In 2015 Martijn played a key role in Telstra’s acquisition of Pacnet Ltd, an Asian headquartered provider of connectivity, managed services and data centres, and Globecast Australia, a leading provider of media services for broadcasters. Martijn has extensive experience across sales, product management, service delivery and service management and is also a member of the executive committee of Telstra Corporation.

Prior to this role, Martijn was Managing Director, Telstra Global, from October 2012. Before that he was the Chief Operating Officer, a position he was appointed to when he joined Telstra Global early 2011. When he initially joined Telstra in July 2009, Martijn held the role of Executive Director, Network & Application Services. In this capacity he managed a strategic repositioning program to drive growth in the managed services market. Prior to joining Telstra, Martijn was the General Manager and Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan for Openwave Systems. He has also held several senior positions at KPN Royal Dutch Telecom, most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Managed Services and Outsourcing Division, and held nonexecutive directorships for several KPN Royal Dutch Telecom joint ventures. Martijn holds a MBA from the University of Groningen (Netherlands).