Global provider of datacentre solutions, Digital Realty Trust, has appointed Edward Higase as its managing director for Asia-Pacific.
He assumed the role on February 1, and will be based in Singapore, where he will be responsible for overseeing all of Digital Realty’s operations in the region.
Digital Realty chief executive, William Stein, said the Asia-Pacific region represents a significant growth opportunity for the company and it expects Higase's depth of experience, proven leadership abilities and customer-centric philosophy to help the company continue to extend its footprint in the region.
“This is an exciting time for our business in the region because key technology trends, such as the rise of Cloud computing and the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) are highlighting the need for precisely the type of agile datacentre infrastructure that Digital Realty provides,” he added.
Higase most recently served at KVH Co, the pan-Asian datacentre and Cloud services company, as president and chief executive. He was in this role for more than three years.
Prior to this, he was managing director and executive vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Asia for Global Crossing.
He has also held a number of senior executive positions at technology and telecommunications network services companies like Dell and AT&T.
“I have long admired Digital Realty’s high-quality datacentre and co-location solutions, excellent operating track record and diverse customer base, and I am thrilled to join this world-class organisation.
"Asia-Pacific is a rapidly evolving region that holds immense opportunity for us. I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues and our customers better,” Higase said.
More to follow.