Global real estate and investment group Lendlease has announced the appointment of Sunita Bottse as its new Head of Data Centres. According to the company, she will be responsible for leading Lendlease Data Centre Partners, the Group’s US$1 billion joint venture with a large institutional investor to invest in data centres in the Asia-Pacific.
The joint venture is currently developing a 120 MW hyper-scale data centre in Greater Tokyo, Japan, with construction due to commence in June 2022. Sunita will be in charge of both sourcing and developing data centre assets across Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Bottse’s experience in the data centre industry
Andrew Gauci, Head of Telecoms and Data Infrastructure, Asia, said: “We are delighted to have Sunita onboard. She brings with her both rich and diverse experience in the data centre space, and her deep expertise and industry experience will be an asset to Lendlease as we drive greater growth in acquisition, development, construction and investment in data centres. I look forward to working with Sunita to scale up our data centre business, one of our key growth sectors in Asia, to new heights.”
Bottse is a veteran in the data centre industry with more than a decade of experience building and managing Tier IV data centres in the region. She was most recently CEO of SUPERNAP, the company behind the first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre in Thailand. Prior to her role at SUPERNAP, Sunita was the Vice President of Ctex data centre where she managed data centre operations and drove the attainment of Tier IV certifications. She has a degree in Business Administration from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, as well as a Certified Data Centre Professional certification from EXIN.