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Chris joined Global Switch in 2018 as Managing Director, Hong Kong bringing with him senior management experience within the IT and Telecommunication industry

Career

Over the last 20 years, Chris has held various roles at China Unicom, the most recent as senior Vice President of China Unicom Global, based in Hong Kong. While at China Unicom Chris developed a very broad experience across IDC, network and cloud services. He was responsible for the construction and operation of one of China’s most advanced data centres (providing 41,000 sq m of space) which was the first facility built by a Chinese provider to receive an Uptime Institute Tier III certification as well as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), ISO and other certifications.

Chris holds a Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in Information Science and Technology, both from University of Science and Technology of China.

Responsibilities at Global Switch

In his role as Managing Director, Hong Kong, Chris is responsible for managing Global Switch’s eleventh data centre. The first stage of the Tier III+ operated 71,000 sq m gross data centre launched in late 2017. Due to market demand, construction of Stage 2 has already commenced and Buildings 3 4 and 5 are on target to launch at the end of 2019. Chris is also responsible for driving new initiatives, overseeing business development and maintaining a best in class operational environment.