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Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
September 20, 2021 | 12:14 PM BST
Digital Bridge (NYSE: DBRG)-backed Scala Data Centers is gearing up its LATAM expansion with the hiring of general managers in Chile, Mexico, and Colombia.
Graduated in Administration and Systems Analysis and with an MBA in Business Management from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Guillermo Cipolla has been tasked with overseeing Scala’s operations in the Chilean market.
With 25 years of experience in construction and services and sales management in data centers for Latin America, Cipolla has a professional career of nearly two decades at IBM, where he was responsible for managing more than 35 data centres.
In Mexico, the leadership is in the hands of Dax Simpson. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Latina de Panamá and has 16 years of experience in the mission-critical industry.
Simpson has worked in companies such as KIO Networks, Grupo UPS, in Panama, and Mexico Telecom Partners, where the executive held the position of Vice President of Edge & Solutions for Critical Missions.
And for the Colombian market, Scala has appointed Dany Serrano. An Electronic Engineer from Universidad Santiago de Cali, Serrano is a project management specialist from Universidad del Bosque and has more than 20 years of experience in Electrical Systems and 15 years in data centre solutions, acquired in global companies such as Schneider Electric and Huawei.
Marcos Peigo, co-founder and CEO of Scala, said: “Guillermo, Dax and Dany are important hires that will support us in designing and operationalizing our growth in Latin America. It is gratifying to see that, in just over a year, our team has been getting stronger and internationalizing to deliver more value to our customers,” he says.
Scala has been upping its efforts in the LATAM region over the last months having opened a Center of Excellence in Engineering (CoE) which will take over the management of the design and construction chain of Scala’s data centres in the region.
This will include the stages of technical diligence, test fit, conceptual and executive projects, from construction management to commissioning.
In Brazil, the company signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), a long-term energy purchase agreement, with ENGIE Brasil Energia, the country’s largest private energy producer.
The contract – which extends Scala’s commitment to 100% renewable energy by five years – guarantees the supply of more than 1,600 GWh of clean energy up to 2033, a volume sufficient to supply, for one year, a city of around 700,000 people.
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