As a part of the company's global effort to broaden its data center footprint throughout Asia-Pacific, Pacnet has announced appointment of Keith Russell Shaw as its new Director of Data Center Sales for the Carrier Market. Shaw will be based in Hong Kong overseeing all data center requirements for Pacnet’s global carrier customers.
“I am excited to take on the challenge of expanding Pacnet’s data center footprint in APAC with the team. With a wide network of interconnected data centers and the robust subsea cable infrastructure, Pacnet is uniquely positioned to meet the ever-growing data center and bandwidth demands in the region,” said Shaw.
Shaw brings to Pacnet over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and engineering sectors, compounded by proven business development expertise as well as extensive knowledge of network services and data center platforms. Prior to Pacnet, Shaw held a number of senior-level positions, most recently serving as Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Asia at SEACOM and Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific and Africa Region at Interoute. He also held the position of Sales Director, Europe at both CNT, an IBM affiliate, and Dynegy. From 2000 to 2002, Shaw served as European Sales Director with Pangea Networks, Ltd. He began his career as an apprentice at BT Global Services, progressing to a Data Sales Specialist by the end of his tenure in 2000.
“We are pleased to have someone of Keith’s caliber join Pacnet as we enter our next phase of strategic investment in data center services targeted at the Carrier market. I am confident that Keith will prove instrumental in helping the company continue to expand our data center footprint to address the increasing compute, storage and power demands of our global carrier customers,” said John Garrett, President of Carrier Services, Pacnet.
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