Top 10 CEOs pushing for Data Centre Sustainability
Due to the increasing usage of the Internet and the consequent increase in DC power consumption, the creation of green data centres has become essential across the industry. Add to this the rising cost of energy and the increasing awareness of environmental issues, and it’s clear why the public is continuing to pressure companies to adopt greener policies.
Since the importance of sustainability is increasing, here is a look at the top ten data centre executives leading the way in making their companies more sustainable.
10. Rob Roy of Switch
Rob Roy is the CEO and founder of Switch, a global leader in data centre ecosystem design and development. He is also active in various community initiatives. He is a member of the GOED, a government agency that focuses on economic growth.
9. Dan Andersson of EcoDataCenter
Dan is a well-rounded expert with over 25 years of experience in the Swedish Armed Forces and various managerial positions in different industries, including IT and heavy engineering.
8. Robin Khuda of Airtrunk
Robin Khuda is the CEO of Airtrunk and is responsible for the company's business expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Before becoming the CEO of Airtrunk, Khuda was a member of NEXTDC, an organisation focused on helping multinational technology companies in the area.
7. Tor Kristian Gyland of Green Mountain
6. William Meaney of Iron Mountain
Before becoming the CEO of Iron Mountain, William Meaney was the CEO of The Zuellig Group, a Hong-Kong based conglomerate. He also held various other positions within the organisation. Before that, Meaney was the CEO of South African Airways and the Chief Commercial Officer of Swiss International Airlines.
5. Chad Williams of QTS
Before becoming the CEO of QTS, Williams was the CEO of QGC, a group of companies that operate in various industries such as commercial real estate and design-build development.
4. Jean-Pascal Tricoire of Schneider Electric
Since he joined Schneider Electric in 1986, Jean-Pascal Tricoire has held various positions within the company. He most recently held the position of Commercial Director for China and the Executive Vice President for the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and South America regions. In 2006, he became the company's chairman and CEO.
3. Niall Molloy of Echelon
Over the course of his career, Niall Molloy has gained a reputation for delivering large-scale projects in the UK, Ireland, and the Middle East. As the CEO of Echelon Data Centers, Molloy is responsible for leading the company's strategy and overseeing the various operations.
Niall Molloy has gained a reputation for delivering large-scale projects in the UK, Ireland, and the Middle East. As the CEO of Echelon Data Centers, Molloy is responsible for leading the company's strategy and overseeing the various operations.
2. Marcos Peigo of Scala Data Centers
Over his career, Marcos Peigo has gained a wide range of experience in the data centre industry. He is currently the CEO of Scala Data Centers, a hyper-scale platform based in Latin America. He is also the operating partner of DigitalBridge, the digital infrastructure investment firm that founded Scala Data Centers.
Before becoming the CEO of Ark Data Centers, Peigo was the chairman of the Board of Modular Data Centers. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and telecommunications engineering.