Digital infrastructure firm Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) has appointed Sandile Dube as its Managing Director in South Africa to assist Equinix’s technique for fostering development, innovation, and world connectivity on the African continent.
In his new position, Mr Dube will work intently with each native companies and multinational corporations to determine a vital interconnection platform in Equinix’s new JN1 Worldwide Enterprise Alternate (IBX) information middle in Johannesburg.
Scheduled for a mid-2024 launch, the brand new IBX information middle will set up connections for companies inside and out of doors South Africa, linking them to the huge community of Equinix prospects and companions throughout the world Equinix ecosystem.
Sandile Dube joins Equinix from Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) the place he held the place of Managing Director, South Africa and led its unbelievable development throughout his tenure with the corporate.
In his new position, he’ll lead Equinix’s growth into the South African market. He’ll collaborate intently with present world prospects and have interaction with South African companies and organizations to assist them obtain their objectives of accelerating development, accessing the worldwide ecosystem, fostering innovation, and leveraging the substantial development and connectivity alternatives on the African continent and past.
Sandile Dube can even lead Equinix’s key native engagements in an endeavour to make a significant affect to society via the assist of initiatives targeted on schooling, sustainability, and the betterment of society in addition to driving the very important environmental and group initiatives so essential to the sustainable objectives and imaginative and prescient of Equinix.
Sandile Dube, Managing Director for South Africa at Equinix, stated:
“Equinix is dedicated to accelerating a digital Africa and increasing the worldwide footprint to attach Europe and the world to the African continent. I’m proud to have joined such a big world enterprise as its Managing Director of South Africa. South Africa is a tremendous nation with a outstanding alternative to speed up its digital ambitions creating world funding and worldwide commerce. It’s my robust perception that by partnering intently with prospects, the staff, in addition to the broader South African group, collectively we is usually a pressure for good making a significant affect on society and our financial system.
Sandile’s appointment as Managing Director for Equinix’s South African enterprise is simply the most recent in a sequence of strategic bulletins as a part of Equinix’s growth into the African continent. Following the acquisition of MainOne in April 2022, Equinix introduced its entry into South Africa with an preliminary US$160 million information middle funding in Johannesburg.