LU-CIX Management G.I.E.

 

Members

The Management G.I.E. (Economic Interest Group) runs the technical back-end of the Internet eXchange.

It is composed of 19 members that are also key companies from the sector.

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BCE

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CEL

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cegecom

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Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg

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CTIE

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Datacenter Luxembourg

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EBRC

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Fondation Restena

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GMS

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inexio

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LU-CIX ASBL

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LuxConnect

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Luxembourg Online

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LuxNetwork

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POST Luxembourg

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root

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security made in Lëtzebuerg

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SES Techcom Services

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Telindus

 

 

Management Board

Claude
DEMUTH

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Having come up with the idea of a Luxembourgish commercial Internet exchange, Claude Demuth has participated actively in the creation of LU-CIX and holds, since the creation of LU-CIX Management G.I.E. in 2009, the position as CEO.
Until February 2016 his commitment was based on a volunteer basis but since March 2016 he is an employee of LU-CIX GIE and a “full-time” CEO. In July 2020, the board of directors of LU-CIX ASBL elected him also as Chairman of LU-CIX ASBL, a not-for-profit membership-based association.
Between December 2013 and February 2016 he was the Business Development Manager of LuxConnect which he joined as Senior Business Development Specialist in 2011 in order to develop the national and international Data Centre and dark fiber business of LuxConnect.
Claude Demuth has worked for POST Luxembourg’s Telecommunications Division between 2005 and 2011. As a telecommunication pre-sales engineer for the Internet, IP and Ethernet network services, he was in charge of numerous projects in the financial and ICT sectors. He was also responsible for the promotion and development of POST Luxembourg’s international fiber backbone.
Before joining the POST team, he gained a 10 years’ experience as a team leader responsible for the telecommunication and security departments at CETREL, where he was also in charge of the business line “Internet, Managed ICT and Security Services”.
Luxembourgish born, graduated at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg), he likes promoting Luxembourg as a great place to live and to do business.

 

Claude
DEMUTH

Chief Executive Officer

Having come up with the idea of a Luxembourgish commercial...

Julien
FRANCK

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Throughout his career, Julien Franck has gained 15 years of expertise in administration, accounting and corporate finance. He started working as an accountant at Primexis (France) then moved into analyst and controller roles for companies such as Delphi Automotive Systems (Luxembourg) and Veolia Environnement (Germany). Established in Luxembourg since 2005, Julien joined DCL Group in 2007 as controller taking over financial responsibilities for various companies of the group including those of Datacenter Luxembourg, LuxCloud and EuroDNS before helping JOIN Experience for two years.

Since 2017, Julien Franck is now Manager Finance and Administration at LuxConnect.

Julien graduated initially from NEOMA Business School, consolidated his accounting, tax, audit and legal skills at the CSLuxembourg and obtained his Master in Business Administration at University Nancy II.

Julien
FRANCK

Chief Financial Officer

Throughout his career, Julien Franck has gained 15 years of...

Gilles
MASSEN

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Gilles Massen joined the RESTENA Foundation in 1999 and was involved in many projects since that time. His core tasks had been the technical and policy development of the .lu registry, but the scope of his
responsibilities widened when being appointed as the Foundation’s CEO in 2017. As former member of RESTENA’s CSIRT Team, he has a keen eye on operational security as well as privacy concerns. In October 2016, he took over the role of COO of LU-CIX Management GIE.

Gilles is a vocal proponent of implementing current best practices, including IPv6, DNSSEC and BCP38, contributing to build a robust and trustworthy infrastructure for the benefit of the Luxembourg Internet community.

Gilles
MASSEN

Chief Operating Officer

Gilles Massen joined the RESTENA Foundation in 1999 and was...

Claude TOMPERS

Position: Chief Network Officer

From 2005 to 2008, I was a student at ‘Institut Supérieur deTechnologie’ in Luxembourg, graduating as Industrial Engineer in Information Systems, specialised in software development. From 2008 to 2009, I added one year in ‘Université Henri Poincaré’ in Nancy, France, graduating as Master 2 in Information Systems, specialised in IT networks. Since August 2009 I’m working for RESTENA Foundation as a networks and systems engineer.

Claude TOMPERS

Chief Network Officer

From 2005 to 2008, I was a student at ‘Institut...

Uwe
ZEIDLER

Position: Chief Technical Officer

Uwe Zeidler joined Broadcasting Center Europe as Network Supervisor in 2005. Since 2010 he is responsible for Telecom and Network Development inside BCE.

By-side the huge amount of Internet related activities, he has a focus on design and operation of high available & high performance Networks.
During his professional career he took different Responsibilities in Network, Telecom and System areas. During last 12 years he worked for different Media Company’s and enjoyed the never stopping evolution of technology.

Uwe
ZEIDLER

Chief Technical Officer

Uwe Zeidler joined Broadcasting Center Europe as Network Supervisor in...

Yves
SCHAAF

Position: Member

Yves joined the Government IT Centre, called “Centre des technologies et de l’information de l’État” (CTIE), in 2014 where his activities are focused on network management and operations.

Before he worked at RESTENA Foundation, starting 2000 as a network and systems engineer. He was responsible for the operation of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) and was among the early adopters of IPv6 in Luxembourg.

On a voluntary basis he contributes to the Luxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange point (LU-CIX) since 2012.

Yves holds a master’s degree in Computer Science – Network and Systems Engineering from the University Henri Poincaré (Nancy).

Yves
SCHAAF

Member

Yves joined the Government IT Centre, called “Centre des technologies...

Pascal STEICHEN

Position: Member

Pascal received two master degrees from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium: one in “Astrophysics” and one in “Applied information technology”. After a first experience in ICT at Canal+ Belgium as software engineer, he joined the eLuxembourg Task Force in 2002 as project manager for several network and information security projects.

Today, Pascal is Managing Director of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the structure behind the three main information security initiatives of the Luxembourg government: CIRCL, CASES and BEE SECURE. He is also lecturer in information security at the University of Luxembourg, member of the ENISA management board and vice-president of the CLUSIL (an association representing the information security landscape of Luxembourg).

Pascal STEICHEN

Member

Pascal received two master degrees from the Université Libre de...

 

Executive Team

Claude
DEMUTH

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Having come up with the idea of a Luxembourgish commercial Internet exchange, Claude Demuth has participated actively in the creation of LU-CIX and holds, since the creation of LU-CIX Management G.I.E. in 2009, the position as CEO.
Until February 2016 his commitment was based on a volunteer basis but since March 2016 he is an employee of LU-CIX GIE and a “full-time” CEO. In July 2020, the board of directors of LU-CIX ASBL elected him also as Chairman of LU-CIX ASBL, a not-for-profit membership-based association.
Between December 2013 and February 2016 he was the Business Development Manager of LuxConnect which he joined as Senior Business Development Specialist in 2011 in order to develop the national and international Data Centre and dark fiber business of LuxConnect.
Claude Demuth has worked for POST Luxembourg’s Telecommunications Division between 2005 and 2011. As a telecommunication pre-sales engineer for the Internet, IP and Ethernet network services, he was in charge of numerous projects in the financial and ICT sectors. He was also responsible for the promotion and development of POST Luxembourg’s international fiber backbone.
Before joining the POST team, he gained a 10 years’ experience as a team leader responsible for the telecommunication and security departments at CETREL, where he was also in charge of the business line “Internet, Managed ICT and Security Services”.
Luxembourgish born, graduated at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg), he likes promoting Luxembourg as a great place to live and to do business.

 

Claude
DEMUTH

Chief Executive Officer

Having come up with the idea of a Luxembourgish commercial...

Michel LANNERS

Position: Chief Information Officer

After graduating from a master’s degree in electronic engineering, and after a brief stint at Europe Online, Michel worked for 22 years at CETREL / SIX Payment Services in various capacities. Network Engineer, Head of Service, Project Manager and Head of IT Operations were steps in both Luxembourg and Zurich, before joining LU-CIX GIE.

Michel LANNERS

Chief Information Officer

After graduating from a master’s degree in electronic engineering, and...

Nicolas DEBEFFE

Position: Chief Information Security Officer

Nicolas has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Security area. After a first experience in IT Security at Cetrel / SIX group where he had the opportunity to hold different positions such as Information Security Officer and head of Operational Security, Nicolas joined LuxTrust S.A. as Senior Information Security Officer where he had the opportunity to contribute to the digitalisation of the Luxembourgish identities. In this context, he was in charge to elaborate the company Risk Management framework and ensure the Trust Service Provider’s compliance with regulatory standards and laws.

Skilled in Risk Management, Security Governance, compliance and incident response, Nicolas is also comfortable with operational and technical security matters like system hardening, firewall configuration, web application firewall deployments, Key management implementation, security log analysis, intrusion detection, etc. Nicolas also holds CISSP and ISO27005 certifications. Working since August 2018 for LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Internet eXchange Point, he is currently in charge of implementing the company’s Information Security Program and dealing with Information Security matters.

Nicolas DEBEFFE

Chief Information Security Officer

Nicolas has more than 20 years of experience in the...

 

Team

Mickaël
DO COUTO

Position: Senior Network Engineer

Mickaël holds a a Master in Network and Systems engineering. He started his career in Luxembourg in 2006 at Telephonie/Netline, as a Network Engineer. Four years later, he joined Dimension Data as a Senior Service Professional. In 2015, he took on a new challenge and started at Datacenter Luxembourg as a Senior Network Engineer.
Mickaël joined the LU-CIX team in 2020, as a Senior Network Engineer.

His specialities are IP Networks, Network security and Operator networks based on Juniper, Cisco, Arista and Fortinet devices.

Mickaël
DO COUTO

Senior Network Engineer

Mickaël holds a a Master in Network and Systems engineering....

Stéphane KRAUS

Position: Senior Network Engineer

Stéphane graduated from Institut Henallux as Industrial Electromechanical Engineer, Field of study Electrical and Electronic engineering. He then joined Telindus Luxembourg in 1991 as a Network and Security Engineer. After 19 years, he took on a new mission at Creos as a Network Architect Engineer in charge  of the Lan/Wan network.  In 2020, he joined the LU-CIX team, with the new role of Senior Network Engineer.
Stéphane is always learning and keeping up with certifications (Cisco CCIE  Entreprise , RIPE,…).
During his spare time, Stéphane runs a farm and leads a musical group where he is tuba player.

Stéphane KRAUS

Senior Network Engineer

Stéphane graduated from Institut Henallux as Industrial Electromechanical Engineer, Field...

Séverine LEINEN

Position: Finance & Administration Executive Assistant

After being graduated in chemical engineering from IUT Nancy-Brabois in 1994, Séverine LEINEN reoriented her career towards administrative assistantship. She has acquired a solid experience as an executive assistant working for an international payment and services company.

 

Séverine LEINEN

Finance & Administration Executive Assistant

After being graduated in chemical engineering from IUT Nancy-Brabois in...

Cyrille MAECHLER

Position: Senior System Engineer

Cyrille joined in 2020 LU-CIX Management G.I.E. as a System Engineer (Linux, DDoS). Before joining the team, Cyrille has gained experience as a System Engineer at Vision IT Group PSF (2008 – 2011) and at DATACENTER Luxembourg (2011 – 2020). Cyrille has also worked for 10 years for the French Air Force (ELINT – ELectronic INTelligence) while taking evening classes (Networks, Systems and Multimedia) at CNAM and teaching himself a development language (vb6).
In 2005, he integrated the European School of Luxembourg as IT Preparer (mainly Systems oriented work – Migration from Linux to Microsoft).

 

Cyrille MAECHLER

Senior System Engineer

Cyrille joined in 2020 LU-CIX Management G.I.E. as a System...

 

Tech Team

Jorge CARVALHO

Position: Network Engineer

In April 2020, Jorge Rafael Dos Santos Carvalho, then a 2nd-year student in BTS Cloud Computing from Lycée Guillaume Kroll, joined the Restena Foundation for a 3 months internship about building automatisation for networking operations for Restena and LU-CIX. Weeks passed and he then became a Restena’s full team member.

Jorge CARVALHO

Network Engineer

In April 2020, Jorge Rafael Dos Santos Carvalho, then a...

Jo
HOFFMANN

Position: Network Engineer

Jo has joined the RESTENA and LU-CIX team in 2019. Before that, he worked during 6 years as a Network Engineer at POST Luxembourg. Jo has a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s degree in Distributed and Ubiquitous Computing from Lancaster University.

Jo
HOFFMANN

Network Engineer

Jo has joined the RESTENA and LU-CIX team in 2019....

Irène
LALIOTI

Position: Network Engineer

Irène has been working for RESTENA Foundation and for LU-CIX since 2016. Before joining our team, she worked during 3 years in Czech Republic, for the company Sonus and the company LinuxBox.cz
She graduated from University of Peloponnese – Telecommunication Systems and Network Engineering Department.

 

Irène
LALIOTI

Network Engineer

Irène has been working for RESTENA Foundation and for LU-CIX...

Guillaume MAZOYER

Position: Network Engineer

As a student, Guillaume took part at several Google Summer of Code and once he gets his degree in 2014, he worked at LuxNetwork before joining Restena.

Guillaume MAZOYER

Network Engineer

As a student, Guillaume took part at several Google Summer...

Isidore
MORENO

Position: Networks and Systems Engineer

Before joining Restena, Isidore worked for the last 10 years at NTT Ltd. (formerly Dimension Data) as a consultant for NATO where he gained a lot of skills in Networking and Security areas.

Isidore
MORENO

Networks and Systems Engineer

Before joining Restena, Isidore worked for the last 10 years...

Claude TOMPERS

Position: Chief Network Officer

From 2005 to 2008, I was a student at ‘Institut Supérieur deTechnologie’ in Luxembourg, graduating as Industrial Engineer in Information Systems, specialised in software development. From 2008 to 2009, I added one year in ‘Université Henri Poincaré’ in Nancy, France, graduating as Master 2 in Information Systems, specialised in IT networks. Since August 2009 I’m working for RESTENA Foundation as a networks and systems engineer.

Claude TOMPERS

Chief Network Officer

From 2005 to 2008, I was a student at ‘Institut...

Uwe
ZEIDLER

Position: Chief Technical Officer

Uwe Zeidler joined Broadcasting Center Europe as Network Supervisor in 2005. Since 2010 he is responsible for Telecom and Network Development inside BCE.

By-side the huge amount of Internet related activities, he has a focus on design and operation of high available & high performance Networks.
During his professional career he took different Responsibilities in Network, Telecom and System areas. During last 12 years he worked for different Media Company’s and enjoyed the never stopping evolution of technology.

Uwe
ZEIDLER

Chief Technical Officer

Uwe Zeidler joined Broadcasting Center Europe as Network Supervisor in...

 

Contact

LU-CIX Management G.I.E.

202, Z.A.E. Wolser F

L-3290 Bettembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

info[at]lu-cix[dot]lu