Hitesh Prajapati has been appointed as new country manager of Singapore at Vertiv, following his departure as country manager of Malaysia, which he has held since 2015.
Prior to Vertiv, Prajapati was the director of channel and alliances at Emerson Network Power, having worked for the vendor for over 12 years, across Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
“Hitesh has a wealth of experience in our business and has made an exceptionally strong mark during his stint as country manager for Malaysia,” said Paul Churchill, vice president of Southeast Asia at Vertiv.
“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."
Prajapati's appointment comes at a time when Singapore is witnessing unprecedented growth in its data centre and colocation industries, with companies such as Facebook and Google choosing the nation as their destination of choice for data centre expansion, fuelled 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 data centre operators and businesses, both global and local,” said Prajapati. “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."
In addition to leading and managing the overall business operations, Prajapati looks to strengthen Vertiv’s participation in various segments such as telecom, commercial facilities and urban infrastructure apart from data centres.
Prajapati has worked in various roles for the vendor since joining in 2003, across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines and India.
Some of these roles include leading the vendor’s channel business in Asia, emerging market development, and most recently as the country manager for Malaysia in 2015.