Chayora Boosts Team with Execs from Microsoft, AWS and Digital Realty

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Chinese data centre company Chayora has boosted its executive team with three strategic new hires.

Tiger Zhou will become Chayora’s new operations director, Mark Froelich its program director, and Lee Heng Aik Chuen its technical director.

Zhou, who has held roles at AWS and Microsoft China, Cisco, and Ericsson, has 10 years’ experience working on AWS data centres and been involved in data centre projects throughout China and Hong Kong.

Froelich, a 20-year veteran in the industry with experience across the US, APAC, and the EU, was senior director for Universal Creative, designing high-tech theme parks in Beijing, and has also held senior positions with Google and AWS.

While Chuen has over 20 years of experience in data centre design and project management, having previously worked with ST Telemedia and Digital Realty.

Jonathan Berney, Chayora co-founder and COO said, “Chayora’s first data centre in Tianjin, Greater Beijing, has recently been completed and we are delighted to expand our team with these industry leaders of international pedigree.”

“Delivering excellent services for our clients to world-class standards is our absolute priority and the experience of our team is critical in enabling this. We look forward to Tiger, Mark, and AC strengthening our existing leadership team and progressing the next phases of our Tianjin hyperscale campus along with our imminent Shanghai data centre facility, which we will be announcing shortly to meet known customer needs.”

Chayora is majority-owned by Actis Asia Real Estate Fund, after the company took a 63 percent stake for $180m back in September 2019.

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