Who is EcoDataCenter’s new CEO Peter Michelson?

Peter Michelson takes over from Dan Andersson as CEO of Swedish green data centre operator EcoDataCenter as Andersson retires from executive management

EcoDataCenter has named its new CEO.

Peter Michelson takes over from Dan Andersson on October 1 as he steps back to take retirement from executive management.

The newly-appointed CEO said: “EcoDataCenter is on an inspiring journey of high growth and has quickly taken a place on the international arena. The company is well positioned to take a leading role in the green transition driven by digitalisation.”

Predecessor Andersson said he “couldn’t have wished for a better person to take on the role”, adding: “Peter is a great person and it feels great knowing the company will continue the journey under his leadership.”

The appointment comes at a crucial time for EcoDataCenter, as the company - through its owner Areim - has raised an investment of €448 million (US$486m) to enable the company’s expansion. The ongoing growth of AI has increased the demand for its services, EcoDataCenter said.

EcoDataCenter has launched its next major investment, EcoDataCenter 2 in Östersund. The operator has four sites in three different locations, which offer unique opportunities based on the different requirements and needs of its client base.

Peter Michelson, EcoDataCenter’s new CEO

Michelson will assume the role of CEO of EcoDataCenter on October 1 following a stellar 24-year career at Ericsson. Working his way up to head up Ericsson's global cloud and IT business. He joined Ericsson in 1999.

With him, Michelson brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to lead EcoDataCenter forward in its mission to drive green transition linked to digitalisation.

Outgoing EcoDataCenter CEO Dan Andersson

Andersson joined EcoDataCentre as CEO in May 2019 following 10 years as CEO, Part-owner and Management Consultant at Xmentor Management. He had also worked sustainable machinery manufacturer Metso and served as an Army Officer in the Swedish Army for more than two decades.

Prefaced by a vast and varied career, when he took on his role at EcoDataCentre, Andersson made it clear to the board that he wanted to pursue other passions when he reached 62 - and now that time has come.

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