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Google, Keppel heads join hyperscale developer on a $1bn+ data centre expansion

Expansion is happening across APAC with India alone welcoming $1 billion from the operator building hyperscale facilities up and down the country.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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October 15, 2021 | 1:07 AM BST

Data centre developer Yondr Group has appointed Luque Lim as Capital Projects Director for the APAC region and Patrick McCreery, Regional Vice President, Global Client Solutions.

In their new roles, Lim will be responsible for the buildout of Yondr’s data centre construction portfolio in the APAC region and McCreery will oversee customer growth and customer success across the region.

Prior to joining Yondr, Lim was the Data Center Service Manager at Google, where she led all construction execution in Singapore.

She additionally worked as a programme management consultant for various clients, providing programme, procurement and stakeholder management services.

As for McCreery, he has over 20 years of experience in IT, data centres, cloud computing and telecommunications, with particular expertise in hyperscale solutions, strategic business development and pricing strategy.

Prior to joining Yondr, he was the Global Head of Commercial at Keppel Data Centers in Singapore, where he was responsible for the P&L, market development and market entry initiatives for Keppel in Southeast Asia.

Speaking on her appointment, Lim said: “This is an exciting opportunity to support the rapid expansion for Yondr in this ever growing APAC region.

“Our recent JV partnership in India is a clear example of the opportunities that lie ahead for us in APAC and I’m thrilled to be part of the team leading the build out of state-of-the-art digital infrastructures across the region.”

Yondr recently announced a joint venture partnership with Everstone Group with an initial capitalisation of US$1 billion to support hyperscale developments in the Indian market.

The first facility will be located in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, for which land and power have already been acquired and will deliver 30MW by 2023 and 60MW of IT capacity when fully developed.

Everstone’s real estate arm, Indospace, is India’s largest industrial real estate developer in India with over 47 million square feet under development.

McCreery, Regional Vice President, Global Client Solutions, Yondr Group, said: “Asia Pacific is the largest region by population and fastest growing region for data centre expansion supporting cloud services, social and digital media, IOT and other digital investments.

“I look forward to working with our clients to scale their digital presence in each key growth market, and align the Yondr business to ensure their success.”

Johnson Tan, Managing Director, APAC, Yondr Group, added: “Yondr is on an upward trajectory globally. Our investment in India and strategic partnership with Everstone Group is part of our growing commitment to the APAC region.

“The addition of Luque and Patrick adds a diverse set of skills to our team. They will be critical to the execution of our Mumbai data centre and subsequent facilities in the region, as well as grow our overall business presence.”

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