Africa Data Centres recently appointed Dan Kwach to the new position of Managing Director for East Africa Region. The appointment comes as a promotion that will see Dan ensure the alignment of ADC Leadership structure across different African continent regions.
He becomes the first to assume that role being a new position. He will be required to lead, direct and execute the sales strategy for the Africa Data Centres business in the East Africa region while taking responsibility to direct the business to achieve maximum returns on invested capital and for all Sales operations in compliance with goals, policies, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. He will also drive financial growth aligned to key business objectives, delivering profitable sales and market share by achieving revenue targets.
Before this elevation, Kwach served as the founding Project Manager in charge of the Data Centre from inception back in 2009 under Kenya Data Network, building the first, Uptime Institute – Tier III Certified Data Centre in East Africa in Nairobi as a result.
Based on the technical experience gained – and being the only Accredited Tier Specialist in Kenya by Uptime Institute, Dan would thereafter take up the task of being the product manager of the Data Centre – achieving the feet of leading in product plan development, sales training, and execution of the sales strategy that led to EADC’s commercial success today as most connected site – with over 30 Carriers, a strong base of enterprise customers in the Banks and Financial institutions field besides hyperscale customers now leveraging on the strong ecosystem already in place.
He was then promoted to the General Manager Role on transitioning to Liquid Telecom Kenya as a Carrier Neutral Data Centre under the brand name East Africa Data Centre – EADC, a position he held until the new appointment cum promotion to MD Role under ADC as the leader of the EA business having now transitioned to a Hyperscale, full carrier, and cloud-neutral Data Centre player with operations and facilities across different regions in the continent.
Before joining ADC, Dan served at KDN as a Network Technician, forming the Operations and Maintenance Department and founding the 2nd Level Engineering Function. He also had a stint at Altech Sameer East Africa as the Project Manager of the Data Centre.