TELEHOUSE AND KDDI EUROPE ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MANAGING DIRECTORApril 26, 2017
London, UK – April 20, 2017 – Telehouse, a leading global provider of data centre services and the global data centre subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, today announced the appointment of Mr Ken Sakai to the role of Managing Director of Telehouse Europe and KDDI Europe. Mr Sakai will be based in London, the European headquarters for Telehouse. Mr Sakai replaces Mr Hiroyuki Soshi, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for the KDDI Global Business sector.
Mr Sakai brings with him over 30 years’ management experience within KDDI. He played a pivotal role in the development of KDDI Corporation, resulting from the merger of KDD, DDI and IDO. He held leadership roles in the sales, business development and corporate planning divisions of the business and also served as Managing Director for KDDI Deutschland.
Mr Sakai will lead the continued expansion and growth of Telehouse Europe, to meet the future demands of businesses resulting from the data explosion, digital transformation and cloud adoption. He will further develop the portfolio of Telehouse services, to provide its customers with the highly connected digital data centre infrastructure from which they can operate and grow.
Commenting on his appointment Mr Sakai said “We operate in a diverse, challenging and exciting market that is seeing the rapid evolution of new technologies and demands on businesses to deliver services to their end users wherever they are. I’m excited to take on the role of Managing Director of Telehouse Europe at this time and believe that Telehouse is well-positioned to provide its customers with the infrastructure and access to cloud services they need to meet these challenges”