News from Chayora

Chayora COO, Jonathan Berney is listed in PTC membership profile

Jonathan Berney had more than 30 years of international business experience in technology, finance, and property before creating Chayora along with his two fellow founders. He worked as an analyst with Cazenove in London, was CEO of .com, head of implementation of an early mobile commerce platform, and more recently was a regional managing partner with EC Harris helping organizations with business-critical assets transform and outsource including the development of mission-critical data centers across Asia. Jonathan also spent three years

Chayora appoints Shining Xiao as Vice President Sales, China

Press Release – 6th May 2020 Chayora Limited, is delighted to announce the appointment of Shining Xiao as Vice President of Sales, China based in Shanghai. Shining joined Chayora in April 2020 as Vice President of Sales in China, accountable for regional revenue growth, driving and leading sales strategies to deliver large scalable and high-performance data centre platforms to PRC-based target customers and to the China teams of multinational corporations. The aim in all cases is to efficiently support them in accelerating digital transformation in China. Please see the press release

Data Economy’s interview with Chayora’s CFO Qingyuan Li

Chayora’s CFO Qingyuan features in April edition of Data Economy – “How China’s data centre economy will grow in the post-COVID-19 era”. As China gradually, cautiously emerges and recovers from its Coronavirus lockdown, it’s clear that video streaming, e-commerce, games and other businesses that rely on data centres will be in a stronger position, says the CFO of Chayora, Qingyuan Li. During the lockdown, one of the largest video streaming and games services broke down, “because the whole nation was trying to

Chayora appoints Ms. Yali Z. Liu as Executive Vice President, Network & Strategy.

Press Release – 17th January 2020 Chayora announces that it has appointed Ms. Yali Z. Liu as Executive Vice President, Network & Strategy.  Ms. Yali Z. Liu joined Chayora effective January 1st 2020 as Executive Vice President responsible for network connectivity products and solutions and a member of the Management Board of Chayora. Yali has over 15 years of strategic and operational leadership experience in global internet, cloud and data centre development, driving transformation supporting business and customer demands worldwide. Please see

Telstra International and Chayora enter into strategic partnership to deliver world-class colocation and network connectivity services in China.

Hong Kong, 16 January 2020 – Chayora Holdings Limited (“Chayora”) and Telstra International (“Telstra”) have entered a strategic partnership aiming to provide world-class colocation services and network connectivity from Chayora’s hyperscale campus serving the Tianjin-Beijing corridor in the People’s Republic of China. The partnership aims to enable customers to access a range of high-performance Data Centre Capacity, from retail colocation through to build-to-suit Hyperscale Capacity with more than 300MW available on Chayora’s Tianjin campus. The Chayora campus is uniquely located at

Chayora, the China Data Centre Campus Developer and Operator secures US$180m funding.

Chayora Holdings Press Release on Series C Funding. Hong Kong, 9th October 2019 – Actis Asia Real Estate Fund, (“AAREF”), managed by Actis, a leading growth markets investor, and Chayora Holdings Limited (“Chayora”) have reached agreement for AAREF and other Actis managed funds to invest up to a further US$180m equity in Chayora’s Series C round of funding and has completed the US$64m first tranche of the investment. This is in addition to the original Series B investment made by the Actis team in March 2016 when

Gold sponsor at PTC 20

Chayora is delighted to announce its sponsorship of PTC’20 (Pacific Telecommunications Council) for the second year running at Gold level.  Next year’s PTC will be held 19–22 JANUARY 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

Chayora’s EVP Americas, Karen Kesner, speaking to Capacity Media ahead of appearing at the Global Women in Tech & Telco event on 25 September 2019 in London, UK

Karen Kesner, executive vice president of Americas, Chayora, details why its important for the next cohort of young women to seek out sponsors, mentors and coaches to aid their career progression. What are some of the biggest challenges you faced as a woman in the telco/tech industry but more importantly how did you overcome them? I have worked in male-centric environments my entire career. There have been incredible experiences, successes and lessons learned. However, it hasn’t been a breeze. I see first-hand