Global colocation provider Equinix has appointed Sainti Li as managing director of Equinix China. Li joins Equinix with more than 30 years experience in the ICT industry, in the field of general management, technical support, sales and marketing, product management, and business development.
The colocation and interconnection services company currently operates four International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers and one disaster recovery center in Shanghai and intends to further Equinix’s presence in China under Li’s leadership.
Most recently, Li was director of Australia retail sales at IDT Telecom Asia-Pacific, where he was responsible for international voice calling products for the consumer segment, launching a new consumer product and distribution platform called Boss Revolution.
Cloud, mobility and big data
Prior to IDT Telecom, he spent over 15 years at AT&T Asia-Pacific and IBM China-Hong Kong, focused on global network and data center outsourcing services, selling to global multinational companies. He held a variety of management positions at the company, including general manager and sales vice president of AT&T Greater China Group, in which he oversaw operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
“With the rise of cloud, mobility and big data in China, as well as Shanghai’s goal to become an international financial center by 2020, I look forward to continuing to grow Equinix’s financial, cloud and enterprise business,” said Sainti Li, managing director, Equinix China. “China is one of the fastest growing markets in Asia-Pacific and a priority market for many multinational companies and I’m eager to bring my experience to this new position.”
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix colocation and interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.