Dr. Krishnan Ranganath, a senior global executive with expertise in data centre operations and other business focus has won the Data Centre Personality Award of the Year Award at the Beacon of Information and Communications Technology Awards, organized by Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.
Dr. Krishnan Ranganath, who is presently the Chief Technology Officer of Africa Data Centres, one of Africa’s largest networks of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, was announced at the annual awards on Saturday night at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites.
Declaring him the winner, the organizer described Dr. Krishnan Ranganath as an articulate and resilient professional, who has been instrumental in setting up and managing multiple Networks & data centers across geographies with a proven record of monitoring the inflow & outflow of funds and ensuring optimum utilisation of available funds towards the accomplishment of organisational goals.
“We are glad to have Dr. Krishnan Ranganath as the Data Centre Personality of the Year,” the organizer announced while presenting the award plaque to Dr. Krishnan Ranganath.
Dr. Krish as he fondly addressed in the Nigerian ICT space is a senior executive with more than 2 decades of experience in global markets working with various Multinationals across Emerging Markets. He has worked with various IT/ITES and Telecommunications players for various large and very large projects, managing large and disparate teams across various regions and time zones.
Apart from being instrumental in setting up and managing multiple Networks & data centres across geographies, he has a footprint across Africa having worked and done projects in over 18 countries on the continent.
With core competencies in strategic planning, project management, business development, relationship management, turnaround management, working capital management, product management, cost reduction strategies, PPP projects, effective interpersonal skills and team management, he also has a proven record of monitoring the inflow & outflow of funds and ensuring optimum utilisation of available funds towards the accomplishment of organisational goals.
He is presently the Chief Technology Officer at Africa Data Centres handling the West African operations. In his long carrier since 1992, he was associated with various organisatins across APAC, GCC & Africa.
Available reports indicate he has the professional ambition to build the biggest data centre in Africa.