Equinix has announced the appointment of Bruce Owen as its new Managing Director for the UK.
Equinix has said Owen will be responsible for advancing digital progress alongside crucial environmental and community initiatives, aligning with both the company’s and the country’s sustainable goals.
After joining the company in 2010 as a member of the EMEA Corporate Development and Finance team, Owen has since held various global leadership roles within Equinix, including heading up the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team as Chief of Staff to the CEO, and acting as VP of Business Operations and Instrumentation.
Owen also established Equinix’s Global Community and Belonging team, leading the company’s worldwide Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Community Impact initiatives. Alongside his team, Owen also launched the Equinix Foundation last year to advance digital inclusion around the world, for which he now serves as the President of the Foundation.
Owen said: “I am honoured to become Equinix’s Managing Director for the UK. The UK is a thriving tech hub and a critical market for our global customer base. Together with the team, I am dedicated to being in service to our customers, employees, and communities, by prioritising innovation, sustainability, and the diversity of our workforce.”
According to Equinix, the UK is its largest market in EMEA, representing more than a quarter of the region’s revenue in 2022 and comprising 14 facilities from London to Manchester.
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, President for Equinix in EMEA added, “I am delighted to welcome Bruce as our new Managing Director for the UK. With his extensive track record of leadership and innovation, we are very confident Bruce will continue the success of our company in our largest market in EMEA. I look forward to working closely with Bruce to deliver on our commitments to our customers, employees, and other stakeholders.”
Last year, Equinix announced a £179 million in investment to meet evolving business and consumer needs in the UK.