Thirty-year ICT industry veteran to drive business development and lead next phase of expansion in China
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the appointment of Sainti Li as managing director of Equinix China. Li joins Equinix with more than 30 years of technical support, sales and marketing, product management, business development and general management experience in the information and communications technology industry. During this time Li worked for global companies such as IDT Telecom, AT&T, IBM, Fujitsu-ICL and Siemens Nixdorf. Equinix currently operates four International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and one disaster recovery center inShanghai and intends to further the company's presence in China under Li's leadership.
Li will be focused on educating Chinese companies about Equinix's value proposition and demonstrating how they can leverage the company's data center services in China and expertise in helping companies with global expansion. Equinix has already assisted a number of companies, including ChinaCache and Tencent, to expand their services overseas.
Most recently, Li was director of Australia retail sales at IDT Telecom Asia-Pacific, where he was responsible for international voice calling products for the consumer segment, launching a new consumer product and distribution platform called Boss Revolution.
Prior to IDT, he spent over 15 years at AT&T Asia-Pacific and IBM China-Hong Kong, focused on global network and data center outsourcing services, selling to global multinational companies. He held a variety of management positions at the company, including general manager and sales vice president of AT&T Greater China Group, in which he oversaw operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
While with AT&T, he spent five years establishing Shanghai Symphony Telecom, the first ever foreign-Sino telecom services joint venture, a partnership among China Telecom, AT&T and Shanghai Information Investment.
Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia-Pacific: "We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sainti Li as our new managing director of China. In the last few years, we have invested significantly in China and Li is well-suited to further our growth, as demand from global customers looking to expand into the region continues to rise. Li's deep industry expertise in IT and telecommunications, as well as his vast experience working in the China market, is pivotal to accelerating our growth and helping our clients succeed."
Sainti Li, managing director, Equinix China:â¨ "With the rise of cloud, mobility and big data in China, as well as Shanghai's goal to become an international financial center by 2020, I look forward to continuing to grow Equinix's financial, cloud and enterprise business. China is one of the fastest growing markets in Asia-Pacific and a priority market for many multinational companies and I'm eager to bring my experience to this new position."