BDx Data Centers, a portfolio company of U.S. private equity firm I Squared Capital, is expanding its business growth strategy with the appointment of Manish Prakash as President and Chief Business Officer. Manish brings 25+ years of executive leadership in turnarounds, building sustainable organisations and digital transformation across leading global technology and telecom firms. At BDx, Manish will be responsible for the business and growth strategy and will lead all Commercial, Marketing and Channel functions across the company’s multiple markets globally.
In his most recent role, Manish served as the Asia-Pacific Managing Director for Microsoft’s Regulated Industries – Energy, Critical Infrastructure, Healthcare, Education and Public Sector. Prior to Microsoft, Manish served as the SVP & Head of Telenor Global Enterprise division and led the B2B Enterprise business across Nordic countries and Asia. Manish has also served as the President for Airtel Business/Enterprise and held senior leadership roles at Accenture, SK Group and Tech Mahindra. With an MBA from INSEAD, he is on the advisory board of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Ecosystm.
“Manish brings a wealth of industry experience, keen business expertise and a strategic mindset that will enable BDx to continue to expand into new markets and meet the growing needs of enterprises and hyperscalers,” said Mayank Srivastava, CEO of BDx Data Centers. “He is an exceptional senior leader who will take our business to new heights and will inspire our growing teams across multiple divisions to continue to drive innovation with an eye toward the future. We are delighted to welcome Manish and the recent leadership hires to the BDx team.”
“I am thrilled to be joining BDx. Generative AI has unleashed an unprecedented data economy that would add trillions of dollars of economic value over the next decade,” said Manish. “With state-of-the-art data center engineering, innovation and credibility built over years, reinforced by the trust of our customers and partners, BDx is well positioned to take a leadership position in its key markets. I look forward to directing the next phase of our growth strategy and creating long-term value for our firm and its stakeholders.”
In addition, BDx has made important appointments within its leadership with the recent hires of Rajiv Sareen as Vice President of Business Operations and Corporate Finance, Prasheel Pardhe as Vice President, Global Head of HR and Administration, and Pravin Mahajan as Vice President, Global Head of Marketing.