Equinix promotes Jeremy Deutsch to president of APAC
26 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman
Equinix has announced the appointment of Jeremy Deutsch as president of Asia-Pacific (APAC).
In this new role, Deutsch (pictured) will be responsible for the regional management, strategy and growth plans for Equinix in the APAC region, including existing operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
Formerly managing director of Equinix Australia, Deutsch will succeed Samuel Lee, who has held the role of president of Asia-Pacific since 2008. In addition, Deutsch will relocate from Sydney to Hong Kong and report directly to Karl Strohmeyer, the company’s chief customer and revenue officer.
“Jeremy has a successful track record of growing and managing Equinix’s business in Australia over the last decade,” said Strohmeyer. “His tenured experience working with customers as well as running Equinix’s business in Australia uniquely contributed to our success there, and I look forward to working closely with him on our growth strategy in all of Asia-Pacific.”
With more than 19 year’s experience in the ICT industry, Deutsch has held various roles across the sector. He joined Equinix in 2008 as sales director of Equinix Australia. In 2014, Deutsch was promoted to Managing Director of Equinix Australia where he led the company’s $804 million acquisition and integration of Metronode in 2018, adding 10 data centres, making Equinix the market leader in the country.
Prior to joining Equinix, he was general manager of products at Unwired Australia, a SingTel Optus group company, managing product strategy, alliance partnerships and user experience delivery. He also worked for Pihana Pacific, which was acquired by Equinix in 2002, where he supported all aspects of its sales process and managed the life cycle of existing and new products.
“I am incredibly honoured and thrilled to now serve the company in the role of President of Asia-Pacific,” added Deutsch. “Asia-Pacific continues to be one of the fastest growing regions for us with both our global and local customers moving quickly to digitise their businesses and expand across our platform, and we continue to grow our business here. Together with the world-class Asia-Pacific team, we will continue to deliver unmatched services to our customers to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”
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