Change to Board of Directors

Change to Board of Directors

Release date: 18.09.2023

London, 18 September 2023 Global Switch Holdings Limited ("Global Switch" or "the Company"), a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, today announces the following changes to its Board of Directors:

Nie Wei and Li Peng, who joined the Board in August 2019 and May 2020 respectively, are stepping down from their roles as Non-Executive Directors. Jia Yan and Guo Ruoqiang have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Board with immediate effect.

Jia Yan

Jia Yan is currently a Director and Deputy General Manager of Jiangsu Huanyu Data Holding Co., Ltd. She was previously a Board Director and Deputy General Manager at Jiangsu Shagang Co., Ltd, a listed company whose major shareholder is Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd, (the Company’s largest shareholder on a look through basis). Ms Jia joined Shagang Group in 2007. She also previously served as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Grange Resources Limited, an Australian listed company. Ms Jia has extensive experience in corporate governance, human resources and risk control, and graduated from Tsinghua University with a Masters degree in Law.

Guo Ruoqiang

Guo Ruoqiang is currently Chief Risk Officer at AVIC Trust Co., Ltd, a position he has held since 2010, and he has also served as the head of the Business Review Management Centre at AVIC Trust since 2020. During this time he has led the review of many investment and financing projects, bringing with him extensive experience in the financial and risk management sectors. Prior to joining AVIC Trust, Mr Guo was Vice President in the Credit Risk Management division of OCBC Bank in Singapore. He was previously a senior business analyst at Standard Chartered Bank. Mr. Guo graduated from Xiamen University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and obtained a Masters of Economics degree in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2006.

The Board and Executive Management team would like to express their sincere gratitude to Nie Wei and Li Peng for their valuable contribution to the Company over the years and would like to warmly welcome Jia Yan and Guo Ruoqiang. They look forward to their participation and contribution as the Company continues to evolve and expand.


Jenny Davey
FGS Global
+44 20 7251 3801

Ali Ballantine
Group Director, Brand and Communications
Global Switch
+44 20 8054 9053


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About Global Switch
Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1998, Global Switch has a proven business model, demonstrable track record and is one of the highest credit rated data centre companies in the world with investment grade credit ratings from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and S&P Global Ratings. Global Switch is a vital strategic partner for customers that require secure and resilient data centre services with scalable capacity and a high-level of customer service. The Company's focus is on highly resilient, central, low latency, network dense locations in prime city centre locations and internet hubs close to its customers on the edge of financial and business districts. Global Switch’s data centres operate exclusively in the Tier I markets of Europe and Asia-Pacific to Tier III or higher and currently total around 428,000 sq m (4,600,000 sq ft) of floor space and are occupied by a broad range of customers, global and national, large and small including government organisations, financial institutions, enterprises, global systems integrators, telecommunication carriers, cloud and managed service providers and other hosting businesses

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