May 22, 2019
Equinix Appoints Chris Jang as Country Manager of Korea
Industry veteran with proven track record in the cloud, software and mobile sectors
SEOUL, Korea – May 23, 2019 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the appointment of Chris Jang to the position of Country Manager of Korea. In this role, Jang leads the company’s business strategy in Korea. Jang is based in Seoul and reports directly to Kei Furuta, Managing Director of Equinix North Asia.
- Jang has over 20 years of industry experience and deep knowledge of cloud, software and mobile industries. He has held senior management positions in leading technology and cloud companies including Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Korea.
- Prior to joining Equinix, Jang was Head of Google Cloud in Korea, where he successfully drove significant growth of the cloud business in the country. Before that, Jang was Head of AWS in Korea, Country Manager of Bytemobile (acquired by Citrix) and Sylantro Systems (acquired by BroadSoft) in Korea, demonstrating his proven track record of building teams, formulating sales and go-to-market strategies while establishing strategic channel partnerships and alliances.
- Jang holds a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics, and bioengineering from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Buffalo in the United States.
- Kei Furuta, Managing Director, Equinix North Asia
“We are excited to have a leader of Chris’ caliber and track record at the helm of a significantly important market for Equinix in response to our global customers’ demand. Most recently, we announced the expansion of our global footprint to South Korea with our new International Business Exchange™ data center in Seoul—named SL1—scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019. The new SL1 will provide interconnection and colocation services to businesses in support of their digital transformation initiatives and adoption of cloud. With Chris’ leadership and exceptional business acumen, I am confident that his addition to the team will aid in strengthening Equinix’s leadership position in the Asia-Pacific region, and sharing our global expertise and unique interconnection ecosystem to help our global customers expand into Korea, while helping local companies across the enterprises, service providers and technology companies towards their goal of achieving digital transformation.”
- Chris Jang, Country Manager, Equinix Korea
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lay the foundation for Equinix’s business in Korea. Equinix’s entry into the market earlier this year is very timely because Korean businesses are getting onto the cloud in the age of an increasingly digital economy. Korea is at the forefront of transitioning into a digital-first nation, and there is an immediate and urgent need for next-generation IT infrastructure to help accelerate that process. As a global leader in interconnection and data center services, Equinix is well positioned to assist them in their journey towards the digital future and global expansion.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. Equinix.kr
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; a failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; risks related to our taxation as a REIT; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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