DCI Data Centers (DCI) has announced the appointment of Nicholas Toh as the Group Chief Executive Officer.
Nicholas is an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience across data centres, finance and real estate investments. He joins DCI from STT Global Data Centers, where he was one of the key founding team members, having been instrumental in the growth and development of the business, most recently as CEO, North-East Asia. During his time with STT GDC, he led market entry into the mature markets of UK and Japan as well as strategic investments and partnerships into India, South Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Prior to joining STT, he was Senior Vice President at Securus Data Property Fund, which later exited as Keppel DC REIT. An Australian national, Nicholas has also worked for Macquarie Group within the Banking & Financial Services Group as well as within Macquarie’s Real Estate Group.
DCI Chair and Brookfield Global CEO Data Centres, Udhay Mathialagan said Mr Toh brings an impressive track record in building data centre businesses across multiple geographies, marking a strategic milestone as DCI enters an accelerated growth phase.
“DCI’s growth and commitment to scale makes it an exciting time to join the company. DCI’s customer centric approach and ability to provide innovative solutions has enabled them to be a trusted partner, and I look forward to continuing to build the business and usher in new successes for our hyperscale customers,” Nicholas Toh said.
Since Brookfield acquired DCI in 2019, the platform has grown from two sites with less than 10MW to over 10 sites now with 120 MW secured under various stages of development in APAC. With a particular focus on delivering a fleet of highly certified data centres in Australia, across Sydney, Adelaide and recently announced Canberra, DCI has emerged as a key player to respond to the Government’s mandate to seek geographical and supply chain diversity at scale for Government and public cloud workloads.
A significant pipeline of new sites is also in the works with focus on expansion in Auckland, New Zealand as well as the remainder of APAC.
With offices spread across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan, Nicholas’s appointment builds on several recent appointments announced in the technical, sales and investment functions for DCI, further strengthening the senior management team.
Nicholas Toh started on 1 February 2023 and will be based in the DCI Singapore head office.