Vertiv names Hitesh Prajapati as country manager for Singapore
By Digital News Asia May 27, 2019
- Will seek to strengthen participation in various segments
- Vacates his role as Malaysia country manager
VERTIV has named Hitesh Prajapati (pic) as the new country manager for Singapore. Vacating his previous role with Vertiv in Malaysia, Hitesh’s appointment comes at an apt time when Singapore is witnessing unprecedented growth in data centre and colocation industries, fueled by the rapid pace of digital technology particularly mobile computing, internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing .
“As Asia’s data centre hotspot, Singapore is fast becoming the preferred location for many datacenter operators and businesses, both global and local. The data centre providers here are at the forefront of deploying leading edge technologies and innovation in the design and operations of their infrastructure.
“I am excited about this new role and look forward to actively contributing to the growth and success of our customers and in turn to the broader initiatives of Singapore to be an exemplary digital economy,” said Hitesh.
Aside from leading and managing the overall business operations, Hitesh will seek to strengthen Vertiv’s participation in various segments like telecom, commercial facilities and urban infrastructure apart from data centres.
“Hitesh has a wealth of experience in our business and has made an exceptionally strong mark during his stint as country manager for Malaysia. I am looking forward to him taking over the helm of our Singapore business especially in this critical time when our customers are looking to invest substantially in their digital infrastructure,” said Paul Churchill, vice president for Southeast Asia at Vertiv.
Having joined Vertiv in 2003, Hitesh has garnered rich international exposure from his stints in India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.
During this time, he has taken on key roles including establishing and leading Vertiv’s channel business in Asia, directing market development in untapped verticals and geographies and most recently as the country manager for Malaysia in 2015.
Hitesh holds an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune (SIBM) in India and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pune.