Meet The Team

The Management Team

Our Management Team brings together extensive relevant expertise across China and the wider Asian markets with exceptional in-China relationships, real estate & data centre development, construction and operation skills, power and connectivity know-how alongside past successful investment venture track records. Our team has been directly involved in over 100 data centre development projects worldwide with capital values in excess of $3.6bn and operated over 1.5m sq ft of live data centre environments.

Executive Team

Oliver originally qualified as a chartered surveyor and after completing his MBA at London Business School in the late 1980s, specialised in corporate finance, complex outsourcing transactions and property operating related investment deals.

With over 25 years of international business, property development and construction experience, Jonathan before joining Chayora was Regional Managing Partner for EC Harris in Asia where he spent three years leading and successfully growing the company’s Asian business through a number of significant property and real estate deals.

Gordon has previously raised over US$1 billion in funding as a CFO (from equity, debt and commercial banking markets) for three Chinese TMT companies and led their successfully listings on overseas exchanges: NYSE, Nasdaq, and Tokyo Stock Exchange. 

Konstantin has thirty years of experience in the telecommunications, IT and Data Centre industries; building successful businesses in both developed and emerging markets. Prior to Chayora, Konstantin served as COO for Virtus Data Centres and spent 10 years as a Director at Interxion, where he played a key role in building a successful pan-European data centre business across 11 countries.

Steven has more than eighteen years’ experience of public facilities planning, smart city, power systems analysis, the renewable energy sector and enterprise business strategy in China and abroad.

Kevin has more than 20-years experience of project management, service delivery, business development and service team management in the Chinese telecommunications and Data Centre industries. He has a proven track record of successful service team development and management, network operation and optimisation, process improvement, quality control, vendor management and business development.

Chris is a former British Army officer with a BSc in Information Technology.  From the mid-90’s he ran consultancy services for International Multi-Nationals and for complex IT Service solutions in the Insurance and Financial Services sectors.  Chris has advised on DC Infrastructure Strategies for Government bodies in both Europe and Asia Pacific.

Judy has over 20 years of global leadership experience as a senior executive for multinational corporations in the U.S., Sweden and New Zealand.

Gilles has extensive experience in China in land acquisition, project development and property transactions for international funds, technology businesses, banks, manufacturers and Government. He worked for Goodman in charge of project development in East China and has experience on data centres for Symantec in Chengdu and in Standard Chartered Bank’s HQ.

Non-Executive Team

Jim brings very deep and respected technology and service business sector expertise to Chayora. His industry standing and track record in major investor transactions will bring a further powerful dimension to Chayora's next fundraising rounds. Chayora will also benefit from Jim's direct experience in building strategic partnerships, as well the insight which comes from running a series of successful large global services companies.

Michael is a highly successful serial technology entrepreneur & Technology pioneer with over 30 years’ experience in the telecoms & technology sector.

Richard is Chief Executive Officer for CBRE Global Investors’ Asia Pacific investment management business based in Hong Kong where he has overall responsibility for the firm’s business activities in the region.

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