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Kao appoints new CEO

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Kao Data has appointed Doug Loewe as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Loewe’s career spans 35 years of leading high performing teams and businesses within the global technology industry. He has previously held senior positions at a range of companies, including Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), Virtus, Yondr, Interxion, Rackspace and CompuServe Network Services.

Kao has said that Loewe will lead the next phase of the company’s growth strategy across the UK and continental Europe, “accelerating the development of Kao Data’s high performance colocation platform engineered for AI and advanced computing into new territories and next-tier data centre hubs.”

“Doug’s outstanding reputation for driving business strategy, growth and leading world-class teams truly speaks for itself, and on behalf of the shareholders and senior management team, I’m delighted to welcome him to Kao Data,” said David Bloom, Founder and Chairman at Kao Data.

“His visionary insight and ethos for entrepreneurialism will help us drive another step-change in performance as we seek to fast-track our ambitions across the European region, and scale our sustainable, secure, and advanced data centre platform, engineered for AI.”

“For almost a decade, Kao Data has established an enviable reputation as a pioneer within the fields of AI and high performance computing (HPC), and the company’s award-winning infrastructure, technical and operations teams are already trusted to host some of the industry’s most demanding, mission critical compute environments,” added Loewe.

“With a rich heritage of delivering data centre excellence, and underlying principles that ensure sustainability and ESG are at the heart of every decision, it was a natural fit with the high-achieving values I have always held close, and I’m glad to join the organisation to lead the company’s next stage of corporate growth.”

2023 saw Kao Data establish a new capital structure from its shareholders Infratil Ltd, Legal & General Capital, and Goldacre Noé Group, and invest £350M into a new data centre in Greater Manchester. The company also announced that its KLON-02 data centre was fully operational.

Loewe begins his role as new CEO of Kao Data with immediate effect.

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