Nordic Colocation Data Center Operator DigiPlex Appoints New CEO

DigiPlex, a company designing, building and operating sustainable and secured colocation data centers across the Nordics, including edge locations in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, has appointed Wiljar Nesse as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 1, 2020. 

Wiljar Nesse
“I am delighted and honored to be appointed CEO of DigiPlex and join a company at the forefront of the booming Nordic data center industry,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO Designate of DigiPlex.

Wiljar Nesse recently served as Executive Vice President Financial Services at TietoEVRY. Mr. Nesse was previously Executive Vice President Financial Services at EVRY as well as EDB ErgoGroup/EDB. He has also worked at Elkem and AP Dow Jones, and as CEO and part owner of Manamind AS.

Wiljar Nesse succeeds Gisle M. Eckhoff, who after 5 successful years will retire from his role as CEO but will remain with the company as an advisor to the Board.

“On behalf of the Board and the DigiPlex team, I want to extend our deep appreciation for the contributions of Gisle M. Eckhoff over the last five years,” said Byrne Murphy, Founder and Chairman of DigiPlex. “During his tenure, Gisle and his team has established DigiPlex as the market leader in the Nordic region by rapid geographical expansion, landing large customer contracts, winning over a dozen awards for excellence and by building the leading data center brand in the region. We are delighted that he will remain as an advisor to DigiPlex’s Board”.

‘Booming Data Center Industry’

Wiljar Nesse is a board member of the trade and employer’s association Abelia and a selected member of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) panel for future business and industry in Norway. He has studied at the Norwegian School of Economics and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

“I am delighted and honored to be appointed CEO of DigiPlex and join a company at the forefront of the booming Nordic data center industry,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO Designate of DigiPlex. “I am really looking forward to joining the DigiPlex team and work together with new colleagues and customers to take advantage of the market opportunities ahead”.

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