Digital Realty Trust, a global provider of data center and colocation services, has announced the appointment of Bernard Geoghegan to Managing Director, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Mr. Geoghegan is taking over leadership of the Asia Pacific region from Kris Kumar, who has resigned from the position of Senior Vice President & Regional Head, Asia-Pacific.
Bernard Geoghegan joined Digital Realty in April 2013 as managing director, EMEA. Previously, Mr. Geoghegan served as executive vice president of data center services company Colt, where he was instrumental in developing the company’s modular data center offering. Prior to joining Colt, Mr. Geoghegan served as senior vice president of International Operations at Digital Realty from 2008 through 2010, after joining the Company in 2006 as vice president, Europe.
“Bernard is a well-respected figure in the international data center industry and has a depth of experience that is unmatched in our industry,” said A. William Stein, Interim Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, Digital Realty Trust. “We are confident that he will continue the momentum Kris has established in the region, and ensure Digital Realty’s ongoing leadership position across our growing international platform.”
Mr. Geoghegan is a veteran of the IT industry with over 25 years of experience in the sector. Prior to joining DLR in 2006, Geoghegan was the CEO of Servecentric Ltd., a provider of colocation and managed services to the Irish market. Previously, Mr. Geoghegan held senior operations and IT roles at Worldport and Xerox Europe, and held various IT management and software development roles with Pioneer Investments, Informix Software Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation and Ashton-Tate.
Digital Realty’s portfolio of data centers is located in 32 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company’s data center and colocation ecosystem has more than 120 data center locations worldwide. Its clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.