1. Snehar Shah
Job From: GM East Africa at Azuri Technologies
Job To: CEO of IXAfrica
“I am excited to build leading data centres in the region to accelerate the cloud and AI revolution”
With more than 25 years of expertise in investment, finance and business development with a particular focus on African markets, Snehar Shah has a strong history in the telecoms and consumer services markets, working for the likes of France Telecom/Orange and Telekom Kenya. Last year IXAfrica received a significant investment of approximately US$50 million in growth capital from Helios Investment Partners to accelerate the development of IXAfrica’s Nairobi campus.
2. Shareef Alshinnawi
Job From: Director, Chief of Staff - Strategy and Emerging Business at Lenovo
Job To: VP of Strategic Accounts at Iceotope Technologies
Iceotope’s CEO David Craig said Shareef Alshinnawi’s “excellent career credentials” and his past in working for some of the world’s largest manufacturers of servers and storage makes him an asset to the global leader in precision liquid-cooling technology’s growing executive team, “bridging the gap between facilities and IT using language which is penetrable by all”.
3. Navinder Uppal
Job From: Group Technology Director at JLA Group
Job To: CDO at Pulsant
Pulsant’s first CDO, Navinder Uppal brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Pulsant’s executive leadership team. CEO Rob Coupland said that Uppal will be “a tremendous asset to Pulsant” as the brand continues to pursue its ambitions in the edge infrastructure space.
5. Daniel Persson
Job From: Co-Founder and CEO of Gompute
Job To: Chief High Performance Computing Officer at atNorth
Daniel Persson’s appointment at atNorth follows the leading Pan-Nordic data centre services company’s recent acquisition of Gompute, a provider of HPC and data centre services that he co-founded in 2002.
6. Kristin Baker
Job From: VP Strategy & Business Development UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric
Job To: VP Industrial & Process Automation UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric
Having joined the team in 2011, Kristin Baker’s new role at Schneider Electric is dedicated to driving better efficiency in manufacturing organisations, reducing energy from production lines as well as the overall sustainability impacts.