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Data center growth sees new leader for Vertiv Singapore

Hitesh Prajapati is the new country manager for Vertiv Singapore.

According to the critical infrastructure provider, Prajapati’s appointment comes at a time when Singapore is witnessing unprecedented growth in data center and colocation industries, fueled by the rapid pace of digital technology particularly mobile computing, internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing.

Prajapati joins the Singapore team from his previous role with Vertiv in Malaysia, and is responsible for leading and managing the Singapore outfit’s overall business operations. On top of that, he is tasked with strengthening Vertiv’s participation in various segments like telecom, commercial facilities and urban infrastructure, apart from data centers.

“As Asia’s data center hotspot, Singapore is fast becoming the preferred location for many datacenter operators and businesses, both global and local,” says Prajapati. “The data center providers here are at the forefront of deploying leading edge technologies and innovation in the design and operations of their infrastructure. I am excited about this new role and look forward to actively contributing to the growth and success of our customers and in turn to the broader initiatives of Singapore to be an exemplary digital economy,” he says.

Having joined Vertiv in 2003, Prajapati has garnered rich international exposure from stints in India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. During this time, he has taken on key roles including establishing and leading Vertiv’s channel business in Asia, directing market development in untapped verticals and geographies and most recently as the country manager for Malaysia in 2015.

“Hitesh has a wealth of experience in our business and has made an exceptionally strong mark during his stint as country manager for Malaysia,” says Paul Churchill, vice president for Southeast Asia at Vertiv.

“I am looking forward to him taking over the helm of our Singapore business especially in this critical time when our customers are looking to invest substantially in their digital infrastructure.”