A new fiber platform called Xenith Infrastructure Group (Xenith IG) has been created by DigitalBridge Investment Management, the investment management division of DigitalBridge Group, and funds connected to Columbia Capital.
This platform will serve hyperscalers, data center operators, carriers, and entgerprises in the Asia-Pacific region. Conduit and fiber assets in Singapore and Hong Kong make up the first assets that Xenith IG bought from Superloop (ASX: SLC).
Clement Goh, who was named Chief Executive Officer, will be in charge of Xenith IG starting on August 1, 2022. Mr. Goh joins Xenith IG with more than 20 years of expertise in the Asia-Pacific market’s technology and digital infrastructure sectors.
“I am honored to serve as Xenith IG’s CEO and look forward to working with the entire team to address the increased demand for reliable and high-performance fiber connectivity as digitalization continues to grow in this region,” said Clement Goh. “DigitalBridge and Columbia Capital are global leaders in building digital infrastructure businesses, and I am excited to partner with them to deliver dense and high-quality fiber networks serving the current and future requirements of our customers.”
Equinix South Asia
Mr. Goh has held senior executive and operational positions throughout his career at a number of technology and digital infrastructure companies in the Asia-Pacific regions. He comes to Xenith IG from ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, where he oversaw the company’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia as CEO for that area.
Prior to joining STT GDC, Mr. Goh held the position of Managing Director for Equinix South Asia, where he was in charge of the organization’s Singapore IBX centers, channel relationship in Indonesia, and helped establish the Equinix sales office in India. Mr. Goh worked in business development roles at Dell, Oracle, and Hewlett Packard earlier in his career. Mr. Goh has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore with an emphasis in electrics and electronics engineering.
Network Demand in Asia-Pacific
“We believe Xenith IG is ideally positioned to capitalize on the significant growth of network demand observed in Asia-Pacific,” said Justin Chang, Managing Director and Head of Asia at DigitalBridge. “We are also thrilled to welcome Clement in his role as CEO. Clement brings a deep understanding of the connectivity and data center businesses in this region, and we look forward to working with him to grow the Xenith IG platform into a premier fiber infrastructure provider in this region.”
“Growth in data center capacity in Asia Pacific is creating meaningful demand for resilient fiber infrastructure,” said John Siegel, Partner at Columbia Capital. “We look forward to working with Clement, a leading executive with significant expertise in the regional data center and connectivity markets, to build a best-in-class infrastructure platform.”