Meyers, who joined Equinix in 2010 as president, Americas, succeeds Peter Van Camp, who has served as interim chief executive since January this year, and will now resume his role as executive chairman.
“Charles is an outstanding leader who has been a major contributor to Equinix’s success over the past eight years, playing critical roles in the company as we have quadrupled in size, growing from $1.2 billion in revenue to the $5 billion-plus we expect to generate this year,” said Van Camp.
“Charles brings that rare combination of a world-class operator combined with a passion and drive for strategic innovation. These characteristics, and his proven track record of delivering value for our customers and our shareholders, make him an excellent choice to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”
“I joined Equinix eight years ago to be part of a company with exceptional opportunity and a phenomenal team of employees and I am incredibly honoured and thrilled to now serve the company in the role of chief executive,” said Meyers.
“The opportunity that lies ahead for Equinix is enormous and I am committed to driving our innovation, strategy and execution to become the trusted centre of a cloud-first world.”