IXAfrica Appoints ex-Equinix VP Customer Operations and Quality as Senior Advisor for Operations in Kenya Data Centre Business

Nairobi, 23rd November 2023  IXAfrica, East Africa’s premier digital infrastructure    company, proudly announces the appointment of Kevin Martin as Senior Advisor for Operations in its burgeoning Kenya data centre business.

With an illustrious career spanning 30 years in the technology and data centre industry, Kevin Martin brings unparalleled expertise and strategic insights to his new role at IXAfrica. His proven track record in operational excellence and driving transformative initiatives within the data centre landscape aligns seamlessly with IXAfrica’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions and world-class services.

In his role as Senior Advisor for Operations, Kevin Martin will spearhead initiatives to    fortify IXAfrica’s presence in Kenya, leveraging his deep industry knowledge to optimize operational efficiencies, enhance service delivery, and further advance IXAfrica’s mission of powering the digital economy in the East Africa region which counts a population of over 400 million.

“Kevin Martin’s appointment marks a pivotal moment for IXAfrica as we continue to       expand our footprint in Kenya,” said Snehar Shah, CEO at IXAfrica. “Together with our fast-growing team in Nairobi, his unparalleled expertise and visionary approach will be    instrumental in driving operational excellence, bolstering our capabilities, and ensuring the IXAfrica team remains at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions.”

IXAfrica remains committed to fostering innovation, driving digital transformation, and enabling global interconnection. With Kevin Martin’s appointment, IXAfrica reaffirms its dedication to delivering superior data centre solutions that empower businesses to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

Kevin Martin as Senior Advisor for Operations

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About IXAfrica Data Centre

IXAfrica is a carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre operator in Kenya. IXAfrica provides world-class and highly resilient data centre infrastructure to create a vital part of the internet backbone of East Africa. With a Nairobi Campus One overall design capacity of 22.5MW iXAfrica has the largest datacentre project in the Greater East African region, serving a total population of 300 million people. The campus is situated close to the main fibre optic communications arteries and is in close proximity to major and resilient          electrical connections, capable of delivering high-availability and low-carbon power. Over 80% of Kenya’s electricity is generated from renewable/clean energy sources.


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