Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:03

Equinix's Jeremy Deutsch appointed president of Asia Pacific

Jeremy Deutsch, Equinix Jeremy Deutsch, Equinix

Global data centre operator Equinix has appointed 10-year IT industry veteran and current Australian managing director, Jeremy Deutsch, as president of Asia-Pacific.

In his new role, Deutsch will be responsible for the regional management, strategy and growth plans for Equinix in Asia-Pacific, including existing operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.

Deutsch will succeed Samuel Lee, who has been in the role of president of Asia-Pacific since 2008, and will relocate from Sydney to Hong Kong when he takes up his new role.

Deutsch joined Equinix in 2008 as sales director of Equinix Australia was later promoted to managing director of Equinix Australia.

Deutsch led Equinix’s business strategy in Australia and in 2018, he led the company’s US$804 million acquisition and integration of Metronode, adding 10 data centres.

Prior to joining Equinix, Deutsch was general manager of products at Unwired Australia, a SingTel Optus group company, managing product strategy, alliance partnerships and user experience delivery. He also worked for Pihana Pacific, which was acquired by Equinix in 2002,

“I am incredibly honoured and thrilled to now serve the company in the role of President of Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific continues to be one of the fastest growing regions for us with both our global and local customers moving quickly to digitise their businesses and expand across our platform, and we continue to grow our business here,” Deutsch said.

“Together with the world-class Asia-Pacific team, we will continue to deliver unmatched services to our customers to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

Karl Strohmeyer, chief customer and revenue officer, Equinix, who Deutsch will report to, said: “Jeremy has a successful track record of growing and managing Equinix’s business in Australia over the last decade. His tenured experience working with customers as well as running Equinix’s business in Australia uniquely contributed to our success there, and I look forward to working closely with him on our growth strategy in all of Asia-Pacific.”


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