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Our leaders embody the essence of our mission to unlock new opportunities for our customers and guide the world toward a more connected, data-driven future.
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Andrew Power

President & Chief Executive Officer

Andrew (Andy) Power is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Realty. Andy also has served as Digital Realty’s President since 2021 and as Chief Financial Officer since 2015 with responsibility for global portfolio operations, technology development and innovation, service provider and enterprise customer solutions, asset management and information technology, as well as the company’s financial functions across its global platform.

Prior to joining Digital Realty, Andy held positions of increasing responsibility at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking and was responsible for relationships with over 40 public and private companies, including Digital Realty.

Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Andy was employed by Citigroup, where he held similar positions. During his career, he has managed the execution of over $30 billion of public and private capital raises, including the largest REIT IPO to date, and more than $19 billion of merger and acquisition transactions. Andy was part of the lead underwriting team that advised Digital Realty on its initial public offering in 2004 and served as a lead manager on nearly every subsequent public capital raise.

Andy also serves on the Board of Directors of Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD), where he is a member of the audit committee and investment committee. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University.

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Matt Mercier

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Mercier is the Chief Financial Officer at Digital Realty, with responsibility for the company's global corporate finance organization, including treasury, capital markets, investor relations, financial planning and reporting, accounting, and tax.

Matt joined Digital Realty in 2006, most recently serving as Senior Vice President Global Finance and Accounting. While at Digital Realty, he has held roles with increasing levels of responsibility, including leading corporate planning and capital markets, managing integration projects, overseeing joint ventures, and serving as principal accounting officer.

Matt has a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of California, Berkeley.

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Greg Wright

Chief Investment Officer

Greg Wright is the Chief Investment Officer at Digital Realty, with responsibility for leading the company’s investment, acquisition and other capital allocation activities including global M&A, as well as spearheading its service providers and market strategy functions.

Prior to joining the Company, Greg was Co-Head of Americas Real Estate and Managing Director of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he provided strategic and financial advice to clients across a broad spectrum of real estate, infrastructure, and related sectors, including Digital Realty.

Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Greg served as a Managing Director in the Real Estate and Lodging Group at Citigroup where he was responsible for originating and executing strategic advisory and capital raising assignments for clients.

Prior to Citigroup, Greg worked at Trammell Crow Company in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the finance team responsible for acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures, as well as construction and permanent financings across multiple product types.

Greg has served as a member of the board of directors of Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE) since May 2020 and is chair of the compensation committee.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

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Cindy Fiedelman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Cindy Fiedelman is Chief Human Resources Officer at Digital Realty, responsible for leading the company’s global human capital strategy, which includes talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits programs, and human resources integration efforts related to mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to taking on this role, Cindy was Vice President of People & Diversity at American Airlines, where she led the organization-wide integration effort resulting from the $11 billion merger between American Airlines and US Airways. In addition, she led talent management, staffing, compensation and human resources operations globally. She also has held senior-level human resources and operations positions at companies including Avaya, Sun Microsystems and Comcast. Cindy has a proven track record of building teams focused on attracting top talent, transforming organizations, leading human resources activity around mergers and acquisitions as well as the subsequent integration efforts, and creating engaged workforces.

She received a Bachelor of Art degree in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Chris Sharp

Chief Technology Officer

Chris Sharp has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, with an extensive background in developing technology strategies in global markets. He has a deep knowledge of the data center sector and is well positioned to expand technical innovation at Digital Realty.

Most recently, he was responsible for cloud innovation at Equinix, where he led the development of innovative cloud services solutions and developed new capabilities enabling next-generation, high-performance exchange, and interconnection solutions, facilitating broad commercial adoption of cloud computing on a global basis.

Previously, Chris held leadership positions at top network and colocation providers, including Qwest Communications, MCI/Verizon Business and Reliance Globalcom.

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Colin McLean

Chief Revenue Officer

Colin McLean is the Chief Revenue Officer at Digital Realty, with responsibility for global sales and marketing across the full data center footprint. He is focused on growing and deepening Digital Realty’s focus on customers and partners, and the value they can derive by leveraging PlatformDIGITAL® globally to support the world's largest meeting place for companies, technologies, and data.

Colin joined Digital Realty in 2017 and most recently served as Head of Sales in the Americas region. His previous senior leadership roles at Digital Realty include Senior Vice President of Global Accounts, and leader of the Global Sales Operations and Partnerships & Alliances efforts.

Prior to joining Digital Realty, Colin held increasingly senior leadership positions at Siemens and Unify (an Atos company), in which he built and led high performance sales and operations teams. He has over 25 years of sales, technology, and operational experience.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College and master’s degree from Pepperdine University.

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Jeff Tapley

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Tapley joined Digital Realty in August 2013 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. In his current role, Jeff is responsible for global leadership in the operations, design and construction, customer success and health and safety areas of the business. A key focus of the global operations team under his leadership is a customer-centric, consistent approach to how Digital Realty builds and operates globally.

Jeff is also a member of Digital Realty’s Investment Committee and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to becoming COO, Jeff served as Digital Realty’s Managing Director for EMEA and was the global lead for the Portfolio Management Group.

Before joining Digital Realty, Jeff spent 18 years within the private equity real estate group at Fidelity Investments, followed by two years with Long Wharf Real Estate Partners. He served as Managing Director of both firms and was a principal in acquiring and structuring joint ventures in all forms of commercial real estate for the company-sponsored value-add investment vehicles.

Jeff holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from Bentley University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Saint Anselm College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Jeannie Lee

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jeannie Lee is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Digital Realty and is responsible for leading the global legal, sustainability, risk management, governance, and compliance functions. She joined the company in 2010.

Prior to joining the company, Jeannie was a corporate attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP where her practice included public company representation and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions.

Jeannie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

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Serene Nah

Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific

As Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, Serene Nah leads Digital Realty’s strategic growth in established and new markets to further the reach and deliver the value of PlatformDIGITAL®, the world’s largest meeting place for companies, technologies, and data, across the region.

Serene has extensive in-depth expertise in finance, mergers and acquisitions and business transformation from her previous roles at General Electric, Silverlake Partners, and most recently as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Kerry Properties where she led finance, corporate development, strategy, and operations.

She currently serves on the boards of ESR and Digital Core REIT and is driving unified dialogue on data center policy matters in the region as Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Data Center Association (APDCA).

Serene is a strong supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is the executive sponsor Digital Realty’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) in Asia Pacific.

Serene has a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University and an Executive MBA from Kellogg-HKUST.

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Steve Smith

Managing Director, Americas

Steve Smith, Managing Director of Americas, leads Digital Realty’s team in driving profitable growth and value of PlatformDIGITAL® in the Americas region. His overarching focus is to align the investment and operational strategy of Digital Realty’s physical assets and industry leading enhanced technology capabilities to accelerate customer growth.

Steve joined Digital Realty following eight years at CoreSite, most recently in the role of Chief Revenue Officer, where he was responsible for the customer lifecycle, including sales and sales engineering, marketing, and new product innovation. Including previous roles at SAP and Avaya, he brings more than 25 years of management experience across enterprise software, network, managed services, and data center infrastructure.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.

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Michel van den Assem

EMEA Managing Director

As Managing Director EMEA, Michel van den Assem heads our EMEA region and works closely with Digital Realty’s global and regional leadership team to deliver the strategy and results across these markets. His focus is to grow the existing business, which is well-established in Europe and emerging in Africa and the Middle East and invest in future expansions.

Michel brings a wealth of experience to his role, with more than 2.5 decades in the data center industry, including previously leading our Netherlands operation through different stages of growth, with customer focus as priority.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Netherlands).

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