Datacentre and co-location vendor, Digital Realty, has named Daryl Dunbar as its new Asia-Pacific managing director. Dunbar assumes the leadership from Bernard Geoghegan.
Geoghegan will continue to oversee Digital Realty’s European operations as managing director for that market, a role that he has been in for a little over two years.
The change was effective from April, as Digital Realty seeks to manage the growing demand for datacentre services within the Asia-Pacific region. As such, Dunbar’s responsibilities will include building on the company’s success in the region while developing strategies for new markets.
“Asia-Pacific is a key growth region, with a diverse and widespread geography. Our client portfolio has expanded rapidly across our facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, and the list continues to grow.
“We are pleased to welcome Daryl to the Digital Realty team and look forward to strengthening our presence in the region under his leadership,” Digital Realty chief operating officer, Jarrett Appleby, said.
Prior to joining Digital Realty, Dunbar served as head of IT services at Colt Technology Services. He was in this UK-based role for only six months. He also worked as the vice-president of group strategy and business development for the company for two years.
Some of his other stints include working as senior vice-president of innovation for Reed Elsevier and director of portfolio innovation for the BT Group in London. He has also held positions with Enron and BellSouth and co-founded several companies.
Digital Realty said, in a statement, that Dunbar hopes his extensive work experience with organisations ranging from start-ups to large multinational and not-for-profit corporations, particularly in the areas of technology, strategy, operations, business design, corporate development and venture financing will help him through his new role.
Dunbar is based in Digital Realty’s Singapore office.