Cybersecurity industry veteran Matthijs van der Wel to lead Nixu in the Benelux

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Nixu Corporation
Press release on May 16, 2019 at 13.05 EEST

European cybersecurity services company, Nixu, has appointed Mr. Matthijs van der Wel as Market Area Leader Benelux to lead the operations and further growth of Nixu in the region.

Nixu started operations in the Benelux market by establishing a subsidiary in the Netherlands in 2016. Since entering the market, Nixu has focused on recruiting the best talent and building its market presence in the advanced Benelux cybersecurity market. In 2017, Nixu further intensified its local presence and widened its service offering and client base by joining forces with Amsterdam headquartered Expert Solution Support Center BV.

Matthijs van der Wel has been appointed Market Area Leader Benelux. The goal is to gain a market position as go-to partner of holistic cybersecurity services for the local enterprises.

Matthijs has nearly 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry and a track record in building and developing cybersecurity organizations. Prior to joining Nixu, Matthijs served at Fox-IT, at as a Corporate Security Officer, and latest held the role of Director Cyber Forensics at PwC in the Netherlands, being well associated across Europe.

Nixu’s CEO Petri Kairinen commented “We have, in a short period, managed to build reputation among Benelux clients as a trusted and talented source of cybersecurity & digital identity expertise. I want to thank prior market leader Patrick van der Valk for building this bridgehead for us. Now we are moving into the next phase, where Nixu will provide Benelux clients a full portfolio of services as a true cybersecurity partner – always with the local knowhow and talent at hand.”

Kairinen continued “I am delighted to have Matthijs van der Wel onboard. Supported by his long and broad experience in cybersecurity, supplemented with his people leadership skills, I am convinced we can continue to become the best workplace for cybersecurity professionals and the go-to partner for clients locally.”

Matthijs van der Wel, Market Area Leader Benelux: “While digitalization continues to boom and cyber threats are constantly evolving, cybersecurity is more important than ever. I’m excited to be part of the Nixu family and look forward to working with the talented cybersecurity team, provide our clients with high-quality and holistic cybersecurity services, and contribute to the further growth of the organization”.

Nixu Corporation

Further information:
CEO Petri Kairinen, Nixu Corporation
Telephone: +358 40 832 1832, e-mail:

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Nixu in Brief:
Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of nearly 400 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.