Princeton Digital Group appoints executive advisor for Japan

Princeton Digital Group appoints executive advisor for Japan
Kenji Hioki, PDG's executive advisor for Japan

Will advise on data centre expansion in country.

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Data centre operator Princeton Digital Group (PDG), has appointed Kenji Hioki as an executive advisor for Japan as the company forms its management team in the country.

PDG recently announced that it is investing US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) to build a close to 100 MW data centre campus in Saitama city, north of central Tokyo. Japan is the fifth market that the company has entered since its formation four years ago.

Hioki has held various leadership positions in the data centre market in Japan and was, most recently, the vice chairman, Asia region for Colt Technology Services.

Commenting on his appointment, Hioki said: “I am thrilled to join PDG as it builds scale across markets in Asia… I am looking forward to support PDG’s ambitions of scaling further in Japan”.

PDG’s chairman and CEO, Rangu Salgame, said he was “excited” to have Hioki as “part of my extended leadership team” as the company builds its presence in the Japanese market.

“Hioki will help enhance our presence as a major hyperscale data centre player in Japan to support the rapid growth of both local and global hyperscalers,” Salgame said.

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