William Meaney




William Meaney, President & CEO at Iron Mountain (USA)

William Meaney is president and CEO of Iron Mountain and serves as a director on the company’s board. He previously served as CEO of The Zuellig Group, a $12 billion primarily business-to-business conglomerate based in China – Hong Kong S.A.R. that saw sales triple during his tenure from August 2004-March 2012.

Prior to leading The Zuellig Group, Meaney spent a number of years in the airline industry, serving as the chief commercial officer and managing director of publicly-traded Swiss International Airlines from December 2002 to January 2004 and executive vice president of South African Airways from 1998 to 2001.

Earlier in his career, Meaney served as: the acting CEO of South African Vaccine Producers; the founder and managing director of Genhro Management Consultancy; and a principal of Strategic Planning Associates, now part of Oliver Wyman. Meaney’s first career was as a CIA operations officer.

He is a member of the Asia Business Council, and he holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of State Street Corporation; and is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council and the FM Global Advisory Board.

Source: Company biography 

This profile is part of the Power 200 published in January 2019 edition of the Data Economy Magazine. The Power 200 is a biannual global list showcasing the 200 personalities around the world who are leading the data centre, cloud and data sectors through charting new innovations or technological breakthroughs, sheer investment or business acumen, or exceptional entrepreneurial skill sets. To access the full 2019’s edition, visit here.