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Digital Realty COO Erich Sanchack leaving company

Digital Realty chief operating officer Erich Sanchack is to exit the company next month.

According to a filing with the SEC and first reported by DCK, Sanchack is being removed by the company as part of a wider leadership change.

“In connection with a broader organizational realignment of the company’s leadership team, on January 5, 2023, the company notified Erich Sanchack, Chief Operating Officer of the company, of the termination of his employment, effective February 3, 2023,” the company said in a January 5 filing.

Despite being set to remain with the company for another two weeks, Sanchack’s page on the leadership part of Digital Realty website has been taken down.

Sanchack joined Digital Realty in 2018 following stints at CenturyLink and Lockheed Martin.

The news comes just a month after Digital Realty announced CEO Bill Stein was leaving the company, to be replaced by CFO Andy Power. Matt Mercier was then promoted to CFO to take Power’s vacated position.

In recent weeks the company also appointed Serene Nah as head of Asia Pacific, and saw Apostolos Kakkos – CEO of Digital Realty’s Greek unit Lamda Hellix – step down.

Princeton Digital Group appoints Kenji Hioki as an executive advisor for Japan
In other news, APAC data center firm Princeton Digital Group has appointed Kenji Hioki as an executive advisor for Japan.

Hioki will provide strategic support to PDG in building its business as the company forms its management team in Japan, where the company is developing a 100MW facility in Tokyo.

Prior to PDG, he held a number of roles at Colt Technology Services (and at KVH before it was acquired by Colt), finishing as vice chairman for Asia and executive advisor.

“I am excited to have Kenji Hioki as a part of my extended leadership team as we build our presence in Japan, a strategic market for PDG,” said Princeton Digital Group chairman and CEO Rangu Salgame. “With his experience and relationships, Kenji will help enhance our presence as a major hyperscale data center player in Japan to support the rapid growth of both local and global hyperscalers.”

Hioki added: “I am thrilled to join PDG as it builds scale across markets in Asia. I am impressed with PDG’s game changing strategy of building Saitama as a data center hub to serve the Tokyo market demand. I am looking forward to supporting PDG’s ambitions of scaling further in Japan.” Data Center Dynamics

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