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Guy Willner

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A world-renowned Data Centre expert and entrepreneur, having invested in and founded a number of DC startups including in emerging markets over the last 25 years. 

Mr. Willner founded IXEurope in 1998 and oversaw the company’s growth from a sole datacenter in London to a network of 14 datacenters located in four countries IXEurope was purchased by Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) for $555 million, and Mr. Willner remained as the President of Equinix’s European sector through June 2008. 

In 2018, Mr. Willner co-founded IXAfrica, a hyperscale datacenter operator in Kenya that is projected to be the largest hyperscale datacenter campus in East Africa by 2025. In 2022 Guy joined the Board of Elea Digital in Brazil. Mr. Willner holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

In 2022 Guy became an Advisor to Helios LLP in Digital Infrastructure with specific focus in the African Region.

Company Reports with Guy Willner

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IXAfrica: Putting Kenya on the map as a data centre leader

Co-Founder & Chairman Guy Willner shares IXAfrica’s journey from start-up to operator sustaining East Africa’s growing demand for digital infrastructure

Interviews with Guy Willner

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Guy Willner, Co-Founder and CEO of IXAfrica

Co-Founder and CEO of IXAfrica

Videos with Guy Willner

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Guy Willner: How IXAfrica is sustaining data centre demand