Onnec Group appoints Philippe Huinck as new chief executive

The global IT infrastructure specialist has appointed Huinck, who joins from Sodexo, to replace Barry Horgan who will now take up the chairman role

Philippe Huinck, chief executive, Onnec Group: ‘I am delighted to be joining Onnec at such an exciting time for the company'

Onnec Group has announced the appointment of Philippe Huinck as its new chief executive, replacing Barry Horgan, who will move to the position of chairman.

Huinck joins from Sodexo, a global leader in food services and facility management, where he was chief executive of corporate services APAC. Huinck will begin as Onnec chief executive on June 1, 2023.

An established international leader, Huinck has an exceptional track record of revenue generation and business growth in complex, international, multi-portfolio businesses. At Sodexo, a business of 54,000 employees operating in 12 territories, Huinck delivered profitable growth and significant portfolio and organisational change as part of a transformation into a more focused, growth-driven and sustainable business.

Onnec Group chairman Barry Horgan said, “We are delighted to welcome Philippe as our new chief executive. He is a skilled leader with 30 years of experience in the B2B services sector and has successfully led and grown multiple businesses around the world. We look forward to Philippe coming on board to help realise the full potential and growth ambition of Onnec as a leading global business.”

Huinck said, “I am delighted to be joining Onnec at such an exciting time for the company. It is a business with an impressive customer base, a strong portfolio of services, an expanding global footprint and a talented workforce. I am very much looking forward to connecting with the team, our customers and our partners and supporting the continuation of Onnec’s growth journey.”

A Dutch national, Huinck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business studies from the Inholland University of Applied Sciences. He currently serves on the advisory board of World Trust, a charitable trust supporting education and medical support for underprivileged women and children in developing nations.

Onnec is a global IT infrastructure specialist and one of the world’s leading exponents in providing end-to-end connectivity solutions for data centre, office, fulfilment centre and retail environments. With over 800 full-time employees across EMEA, US and APAC, the company is structured around key global customers to ensure consistency of service and delivery.