Chayora press release – Chayora, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, has announced James E. Ousley will join the board with immediate effect as Non Executive Chairman.

//Chayora press release – Chayora, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, has announced James E. Ousley will join the board with immediate effect as Non Executive Chairman.

Following completion of the sale of Pacnet to Telstra in April 2015, Jim Ousley has joined the board of Chayora Limited in Hong Kong as Chairman. Jim lives in the United States and will also take a role in US key customer relationships and sales to support major deal progression and build a strong US presence for Chayora.

Jim’s background is notable, having more than 40 years of experience leading and investing in global technology and telecommunications organisations. Since July 2014, he has been the Senior Operating Managing Partner for CVC Growth Capital. Previously, he served as the Chairman and CEO at Savvis prior to its acquisition by CenturyLink, a global leader in cloud and managed solutions. Prior to Savvis, he served as President and CEO of Vytek Wireless, which was acquired by Calamp; President and Chairman of Syntegra (USA), a division of BT and President and CEO of Control Data Systems, which was also acquired by BT. Jim currently serves on the board of directors of Icelero, Integra and Datalink.

Oliver Jones, Chief Executive of Chayora, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Jim as a global leader in the data centre industry to Chayora. Jim will bring very deep and respected technology and service business sector expertise to Chayora and his industry standing and track record in major investor transactions will bring a further powerful dimension to our next fundraising rounds. We will also benefit from his direct experience in PaaS, SaaS, cloud computing and building strategic partnerships, as well the insight which comes from running a series of successful large global services companies.”

Jim Ousley added, “I am very excited by the opportunity that Chayora is addressing with a very firm focus on enterprise requirements. Having worked in China since the 1980s through to my very recent experience as Chairman of Pacnet, I am very aware of the speed of development and the scale of the market that China represents for the whole data centre industry and the needs that are not able to be met. I can see the unique and early entry position the Chayora team have secured. I am also truly impressed by the quality of the leadership team and the progress they have made and I am looking forward to working with them to set new standards of customer service and technical excellence through enabling international businesses to access China and to us playing a part of the next enthralling chapter of China’s economic development.”

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For further information, media should contact:
Oliver Jones, CEO, Chayora +44 7802 985053, oliver.jones@chayora.com or
Jonathan Berney, COO, Chayora +852 9223 1446, jonathan.berney@chayora.com

Notes to Editors
Chayora is a world-class infrastructure developer based in Hong Kong with a primary focus on building data centre platforms in China. Chayora enables international online companies to effectively access the vast and rapidly developing Chinese market.

China is the world’s fastest growing market for data centre facilities as the domestic population embraces online services nationwide. Currently half the Chinese population is online (c.650 million) with accelerating adoption and an expectation that usage levels comparable to the Western markets (85%+) will be achieved within five years.

Chayora is developing large, fully licensed data centre campuses in key locations across China – initially in Tianjin, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing – offering a range of options such as Powered Land, Built-to-Suit, Assured Scalability and Wholesale Colocation services to international and major domestic enterprise end users, cloud service providers and retail collocation operators.

The first DC customer facility in Hangzhou will go live in Q3 2015.