Digital Realty elects Rob Coupland as managing director, EMEA
Mr. Coupland joined Digital Realty in conjunction with the company's acquisition of eight European data centers earlier this year, and he will assume his new role on October 1, 2016.
Mr. Coupland most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the former TelecityGroup data center business, which Digital Realty acquired on July 5, 2016.
Prior to TelecityGroup, he was Head of Product Marketing at NTL Business and spent 12 years at Cable and Wireless in senior product management roles.
He currently serves on the Data Centre Alliance Board of Governors and the TechUK Data Centre Council.
Over the course of his more than 20 years in the telecommunications and technology sectors, Mr. Coupland has spearheaded several critical growth initiatives.
When he joined TelecityGroup in 2007, he played a key role in the company's initial public offering before becoming the group's Chief Operating Officer in 2008.
He also led the efforts to acquire and integrate a number of businesses, including transactions in Ireland, Manchester, and Helsinki. Mr. Coupland became the Managing Director for TelecityGroup's UK division in 2013.