Hyderabad: Royce Thomas, an IT industry veteran and former Equinix executive has joined CtrlS as President and Chief Business Officer (CBO).
Thomas has over three decades of rich experience in global account management, strategic planning, channel development, business development, redefining business models, and designing and selling solutions across enterprises and hyperscalers.
Prior to joining CtrlS, Thomas worked with Equinix as SVP – Strategic Alliances and Global Account Management. Earlier, he held senior leadership roles at Level 3 Communications and Sprint.
As President and CBO, Royce will work closely with the board and leadership team to craft the company’s growth vision and strategy for expansion into global markets, enhance the market share, and bottom line and establish CtrlS as a preferred choice of Fortune 500 global multinationals.
“I am excited to join CtrlS, Asia’s largest rated-4 hyperscale data center and a preferred choice of Fortune 500 global multinationals,” said Royce Thomas.
“It is my belief that my experience and expertise, when combined with the infrastructure, good-will, innovations, and brand trust enjoyed by CtrlS will pave the way for consolidation of market share across strategic regions around the globe,” added Thomas.
CtrlS is expanding its data centre facilities across India rapidly and will be playing a key role in providing edge services across the country and the world.
Today, 60 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals trust CtrlS including leading brands such as Exxon Mobil, Disney, Daimler Chrysler, Samsung, Sumitomo Corporation, SAP, Deloitte, BMW, Philips, FedEx, Uber, Vodafone, Bloomberg among others.
The company is now extending its data centre footprint to 5 million square feet powered by 1.2 GW of power.
“Royce is a tall and respected leader in the industry, and I am delighted to welcome him to the CtrlS Family,” said Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO of CtrlS Datacenters.
“As a President and CBO, he will play a key role in expanding the CtrlS’ global footprint in strategic regions worldwide, introduce new and innovative service offerings, foster strategic global alliances, and usher in exponential growth for the company. Here’s wishing Royce the very best as he takes on the mantel to lead the team to greater heights with vision, vigour and new energy,” added Pinnapureddy.
Royce Thomas has a unique passion for India having travelled extensively in his early twenties and has kept abreast with the cultural, economic, and social developments over the last few decades. He is now eagerly looking forward to enabling the digital transformation of business in the country.