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MEA Business Lead: CBRE Data Centre Solutions
Lee is South African born and has spent 14 years in the UK. There he started his career in Data Centres from the ground up with the early Norland business in the UK and later acquired by CBRE. In total he carries 12 years experience within Data Centre Operations through every step within the operational roles to a senior leadership position. He was also part of the initial creation of the CBRE Data Center Solutions business across the UK, which today is the largest DC outsource service provider with a turnover of $1B, servicing over 45 countries, 3000+ technical roles, 400+ DCs managed with 99.99968% uptime, a key metric for the industry. Now Lee is strategically placed back in his roots in South Africa to building CBRE DCS business infrastructure through MEA. He is active in regional data centre associations to support larger power distribution discussions to support the wave of growth in the digital transformation in these regions. Lee is also passionate in closing the skills and diversity gap in engineering and is actively building local supply chain to grow local delivery models.