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Google, CyrusOne, Lendlease executives join EdgeConneX’s executive team

The appointments coincide with the company’s continued focus on global expansion, having announced market entry into India and China and expanded footprint in Europe in 2021.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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January 13, 2022 | 1:45 AM GMT

EdgeConneX, and EQT-backed hyperscale operator, has named three industry veterans to its executive leadership team.

Firstly, Jonathan Schildkraut has joined EdgeConneX as Chief Strategy Officer. As CSO of EdgeConneX, he has been charged with guiding the next chapter of the company’s growth.

Before joining EdgeConneX, Schildkraut has served as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at CyrusOne, where he was responsible for strategic direction, leading global expansion efforts, identifying, and researching market opportunities, oversaw M&A, JVs, and strategic partnerships, among other executive-level duties.

Secondly, Anand Ramesh has been named Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology.

Before joining EdgeConneX, Ramesh served as Technical Lead, Advanced Technology & Innovation for Google Data Centers.

In this role, he was responsible for Google’s data centre architecture and technology roadmap and delivered infrastructure solutions that improved total cost of ownership and capacity delivery lead-times.

At EdgeConneX, Ramesh’s portfolio includes the development and deployment of next-generation technologies throughout its global data centre footprint. The executive will also help develop and implement the company’s global sustainability initiatives.

Thirdly, Sam Lee has been named Managing Director, Market and Commercial Development, Asia-Pacific.

He has been tasked with helping EdgeConneX achieve financial targets, maximize asset utilisation, and ensure development plans are aligned with the company’s growth strategy in APAC.

Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Lee served as Managing Director for Lendlease and Global Switch. He also served as Asset Management Director for Digital Realty, where he was responsible for the direct oversight and general management of Digital Realty’s portfolio of data centres in Singapore.

Commenting on the executive appointments, Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX, said: “This is a big responsibility and one that requires constant consideration, from both a solution and leadership standpoint.

“Our executive bench is strong and made up of some of the world’s leading industry authorities and innovators. These new executive leadership hires signal commitment to our current and future customers. They also signal our continued commitment to the technologies, companies, and people we support and the environment that supports us all.”


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