data center management

Management Team

Niclas Sanfridsson

Niclas Sanfridsson, Chief Executive Officer

Niclas joined the business as CEO for Colt DCS to take leadership of the business in 2019. In his current position, Niclas is responsible for the strategic growth of the entire data centre business, and the aggressive growth and expansion plans for its hyperscale portfolio across Europe and Asia. His previous positions include, CEO of Pulsant Ltd and Managing Director of Equinix in the Nordic region where he was focused on integrating the organisational alignment of Telecity into the Equinix portfolio following the acquisition of the Telecity Group.

Quy Nguyen

Quy Nguyen, Vice President, Global Accounts and Solutions

Quy is responsible for developing solutions for Colt DCS’ largest global customers. He also oversees Colt’s Design & Engineering team to ensure end-to-end accountability for the solutions created. Quy is based in Boston and was VP and Head of Data Centre Services Asia from Jan. 2016 with responsibility for managing Colt’s data centre portfolio across APAC. Formerly, Quy was the CFO for Colt’s Asia business, formerly KVH Co., Ltd. He joined KVH/Colt in July 2004 bringing over 26 years of management leadership experience.

Richard Tilbrook

Richard Tilbrook, Deputy General Counsel

Richard joined Colt DCS in January 2014 and is based in the London headquarters. Richard and his team manage all legal aspects of the Colt DCS business. Prior to joining Colt Richard spent more than eleven years at a major international law firm, undertaking a variety of real estate legal work including investment, development and real estate financing. During that time Richard developed his expertise in the data centre sector whilst acting on more than two hundred transactions in over fifty jurisdictions for a number of operators and end users.

ian dixon

Ian Dixon, Vice President of Operations

Ian is responsible for managing the operations across all Colt’s data centres and node estates. Ian has over 25 years of experience in the data centre and telecommunications industry. He has been successfully steering an energy efficiency programme across Colt’s data centre portfolio and has achieved 18% reduction in PUE within 3 years, which has led to the organisation receiving multiple industry accredited awards over the last decade.

Jackson Lee

Jackson Lee, Vice President of Corporate Development

Jackson joined Colt DCS in September 2016 and is based in Boston. In his current position, he provides recommendations into market expansion in Europe and Asia through M&As, new builds and partnership opportunities, competitive positioning and product differentiation. Previously Jackson was a Director within Fidelity Investments private equity group. He provided portfolio management oversight, acquisition and divestiture capabilities, and financial restructuring expertise.

Kevin Kearns

Kevin Kearns, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin joined Colt in January 2015 and is based at the company’s London headquarters where he manages a team of finance and procurement professionals Colt DCS’s management team achieve its operational and strategic targets. Prior to joining Colt DCS, Kevin spent 17 years with CSC his final role was Vice-President/Financial Director for its UK, Ireland and Netherlands. Kevin holds a BA in Marketing Administration from Dublin City University and is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Secretary (ACIS).

Richard Wellbrock

Richard Wellbrock, Vice President of Real Estate

Richard joined Colt DCS in September 2016 and is based at the company’s London headquarters where he is responsible for leading the global product and propositions, commercial and development teams for the data centre business. Prior to joining Colt, Richard was the Group Commercial Director at Infinity SDC. Before this he spent nine years at Global Switch where he was Group Commercial Director and also a member of the executive committee. The early part of his career was spent focusing on property valuation and consultancy.

Sujeet Deshpande

Sujeet Deshpande, President and Country Head of India

Sujeet brings nearly 20 years’ experience in the data centre industry, having worked with various data centre providers planning and engineering their Data centres. He was previously Senior Vice President & Head – Data Centres at Jio and prior to this, Senior Vice President of the Data Centre Business at Tulip Telecom. He has also held senior positions at Tata Communications and Reliance Industries.

Hiroshige Sugihara

Hiroshige “Hiro“ Sugihara, Vice President, Head of APAC

Hiro joined the business as Vice President for Colt DCS to take leadership of the business for Asia Pacific Japan. In his current position, he is responsible for driving Colt DCS’s global vision in the APAC and leading all strategic and commercial operations with a focus on accelerating the growth of the business’ hyperscale business. He brings over 37 years of industry experience as a leader in the IT industry, in Japan, the U.S. as well as the APAC region. His recent roles include Senior Vice President, Chief of staff, International of Oracle Corporation. Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Oracle Japan; and Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Company. He has also held previous leadership positions at Cisco and EMC.

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