Alexander van den Hil is product manager for SURFnet's national and international network services. This includes SURFinternet, SURF-lightpaths and NetherLight, SURFnet's open lightpath exchange for global R&E and commercial traffic. As such he is responsible for outlining the service portfolio of the SURFnet network.

Alexander studied information technology and information management at the university for applied sciences in The Hague. Before he joined SURFnet in 2010, he started his career at the technical university of Eindhoven where he managed the tele- and datacommunications team. He has experience over many years in managing networks for research and education in a national and international context.