New Operations Manager

e would like to draw your attention to the fact that our colleague Mardie Kartosoewito is taking on a new challenge outside of Datasur as of 1 October 2020. At Datasur, we thank Mardie for the pleasant cooperation, helpfulness, technical support and positive attitude during his career within Datasur. We wish Mardie every success in his further career.

We want to inform you that this position has already been filled. The new Operations Manager is Mr. Jurgen Schmeltz.


Meet Jurgen Schmeltz
He’s married to a very sweet woman and has 2 sweet sons (2.5 years at 10 yrs). From the age of 15, he was already involved with computers and it started with computer games and continued with opening and repairing computers. However, his IT career started in 2007 at IBM, where the love for the profession actually started to grow. After his career at IBM he worked at various ICT companies, after which his Datasur career started in 2015.

At Datasur, a different world opened up for him. The data center world. This because a lot of Data Center Facility is involved before the ICT part is discussed. He found this  to be quite interesting. At Datasur, he started as a Datacenter Engineer and then held various positions within the organization such as ICT Infrastructure Engineer, ICT Project Manager and, since October 1, 2020, Acting Operations Manager. He’s customer-oriented and, together with his colleagues, he always tries to convert the demand from the business into suitable ICT solutions.

Currently, the Operations department is busy with the expansion of the Data Center, including Colocation and Cloud expansion. We will expand our Colocation service in both Datasur Datacenters, where customers can choose from a 1U rack space to a 42U full rack. As usual, customers can count on Datasur to have the right humidity and temperature for their equipment.

Our Cloud environment is being expanded so that we can accommodate many more customers. The focus will be on Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Solutions with a Multi Tenant environment, where customers will have full control of their Virtual Machines with a control panel. The underlying storage infrastructure will be fully based on Software Defined Storage Infrastructure. With this we immediately increase our storage availability and response time.

Managed Services
In the coming year we will offer Containers as a Service and guide customers throughout this entire process. We will also publish a free quick scan of the ICT Infrastructure of SME’s and for larger organizations we want to have an in depth scan carried out by our Senior Network Architect. After such a scan has been rolled out, the possibilities for redesigning the ICT Infrastructure and automating ICT processes can be examined together with Datasur.

Whitney de Rijp, MBA in Innovation and Technology.
Whitney de Rijp is a young driven Surinamese woman. She has been working at Datasur for over 6 years. Together with her top team, they ensure that customer data is stored securely all over the world which helps them focus on their core business.

Integrity, authenticity and just being herself is the mode for success as a Commercial Affairs Manager. Furthermore, she finds it very important to maximize effectiveness and of course lead by example. For both the internal and the external organization she is very transparent, which also fosters loyalty and engagement with the company goals.

Jurgen Schmeltz has as a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and several IT certifications. His IT career started in Johannesburg, South Africa at IBM where he gained international experience for 5 years. When he came back to Suriname, he worked for two IT companies and also gained experience in VOIP, Backup Solutions and Microsoft Products.

At the moment Jurgen is a Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Specialist with many years of experience in the field of Microsoft Virtualization, Workplace Automation, Backup, Replication and Data Center Infrastructure. He currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the Datacenter Operations such as Cloud and Network infrastructure.

Furthermore, he is also responsible for managing daily Facility Operations of the Datasur Datacenters and Project Lead for Cloud and Datacenter expansion projects. In his free time he’s a parttime lecturer at the two technical Universities in Suriname.

On behalf of Datasur Jurgen Schmeltz is also chairman of SUR-IX. The Suriname Internet Exchange Point which will be operational before the end of 2022

Sheetal Ganput works as the General Affairs Manager at Datasur. In this role she is part of the management team and reports to the CEO of Datasur.

She is a very self-driven, detail-oriented & hardworking young professional. She has helped to reorganize the company in the field of Office, HRM and Supply Chain Management.

Sheetal has her B.Sc. in Business Management and also completed her M.Sc. completed in Business Management with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She is very progressive and is currently doing her Ph.D. study in Leadership & Management

Our CEO, Dr. Anvit Ramlakhan is a prolific strong inspiring inclusive young professional leader from Suriname, working in different fields to contribute for the betterment of humanity and the world. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT industry for several years, with a widespread of skills in operations, quality, risk, project, business, strategy, product portfolio management (just to name a few). At Datasur Anvit oversees the total company performance on strategical level, with a strong focus on business growth, innovation, customer experience and financial profitability.

Furthermore, Anvit contributes to development of the Surinamese youth by lecturing and tutoring at four university study organizations in Suriname on undergraduate and postgraduate levels within study fields such as ICT, Electrical engineering, Organization management, Process management, Business intelligence, MBA, etc.

He has a strong professional background with a cum laude doctorate (Ph.D. in Management- Information and Technology) from the Akamai University in USA, Master of Science (M.Sc.) with merit in Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University in London, UK and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Telecommunications from Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo, Suriname. He currently is finishing up his MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership at the London School of International Business, London, UK.

Anvit has several prolific leadership and business certifications, ongoing humanity service, extensive spiritual drive and a personal theme which is as follows: “Continuous progressive successful excellence”. He is part of volunteer organization HSS for 20+ years, through which character molding, collaboration and way of living for the youth is created and augmented.

In January 2022 he has been elected for two years as Chairman of the ICT Association in Suriname, in order to help strategize the sustainable digital economic development of Suriname. Furthermore he also has been elected as Chairman for the Suriname Business Youth Association in June 2021 for a period of two years, whereby development and support of young entrepreneurs and professionals is one of the main goals. Anvit is also part of the presidential working groups on areas of e-Government and wage council.