Equinix has appointed Jeremy Deutsch as president of Asia Pacific, tasked with driving strategy and growth plans for the data centre provider across the region.
Deutsch - a ten-plus year veteran of the business - will be responsible for regional management including existing operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
In succeeding Samuel Lee - who has been in the role of president of Asia Pacific since 2008 - Deutsch will relocate from Sydney to Hong Kong and report directly to Karl Strohmeyer, chief customer and revenue officer.
“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.”
Deutsch joined Equinix in 2008 as sales director of Equinix Australia, growing the business and the team in the country during the process.
In 2014, Deutsch was promoted to managing director, leading the company’s business strategy in Australia which included the US$804 million acquisition and integration of Metronode in 2018, and the addition of 10 data centres.
“Jeremy has a successful track record of growing and managing Equinix’s business in Australia over the last decade,” Strohmeyer added. “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.”
With more than 19 years technology experience, 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, where he supported all aspects of its sales process and managed the life cycle of existing and new products.