Colt Data Centre Services names new head of APAC




Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has appointed Hiroshige Sugihara as its new vice president, head of Asia-Pacific.

“I am delighted to welcome Hiroshige as a member of our senior leadership team,” said Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO of Colt DCS.

“APAC has always been important for us, especially now as we look to invest heavily in hyperscale builds across the region.”

“Hiroshige’s decades of experience in the industry will be vital in leading our operations in APAC and helping the business to reach new heights.”

In his new role, Sugihara will lead Colt DCS operations in APAC, based in Japan. Specifically, he will enforce the company’s global vision and continued investment in new builds across the region as the company focuses on expanding its international hyperscale offering.


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Sugihara enters the role with over 37 years’ experience as a senior leader in the IT industry. He previously served as senior vice president, chief of staff, International of Oracle Corporation and chairman of the board, president and CEO of Oracle Japan.

“I am excited to join Colt DCS during a period of such strong growth,” said Sugihara.

“The company’s continued hyperscale expansion in APAC, as well as its commitment to the highest standards of operation were key in my decision to join the team.”

“I am looking forward working with the APAC and global teams to ensure the company’s commitments to the region are met.”

The new comes as Colt DCS continues its plans to build out hyperscale facilities and expand into the region; including the scheduled completion of Tokyo’s Inzai 3 data centre later this year.

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