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Ooredoo Group appoints Sunita Bottse as CEO of MENA Digital Hub

Bottse joins MENA Digital Hub with an extensive background in the data centre industry.

Ooredoo Group has announced the appointment of Sunita Bottse as the CEO of MENA Digital Hub, its newly established, carrier-neutral data centre company. MENA Digital Hub aims to revolutionise the region’s digital infrastructure by offering state-of-the-art colocation services to hyperscalers and enterprises.

Bottse joins MENA Digital Hub with a background in the data centre industry. Previously, she served as the Senior Director of Data Centres Site Acquisition (EMEA) at Microsoft, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise. Bottse is a certified data centre professional and specialist, having held significant roles such as Managing Director of Data Centres (APAC) at Lendlease, CEO of SUPERNAP, and VP of Ctex, the first Tier IV certified data centre in the LATAM region.

Her accolades include the Women in Tech – Global Movement’s 2022 Global Leadership Award and being listed twice among APAC’s 50 most influential Data Centre and Cloud leaders by BroadGroup (DataEconomy).

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Group CEO of Ooredoo, said: “Sunita’s appointment marks an exciting milestone in our journey to transform the digital infrastructure in the MENA region. Her extensive experience and visionary leadership will be instrumental in driving Mena Digital Hub’s growth and reinforcing our commitment to innovation and excellence.”

MENA Digital Hub has established itself as a standalone entity, enabling Ooredoo to unlock operational efficiencies, synergies, and growth opportunities with new and existing tenants across the region. The company plans to expand its capacity to more than 120 megawatts with a $1bn investment in the medium to long term. Additionally, Ooredoo is negotiating with key customers to further increase capacity and upgrade capabilities in the rapidly evolving Mena data centre landscape.

With 26 active data centres across Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, and Tunisia, and plans to invest an additional $1bn, Ooredoo is responding to high demand from hyperscalers like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, as well as enterprises. As the market leader with extensive installed capacity across its footprint, Ooredoo is uniquely positioned to meet the rising demand for localised cloud services and IT workloads.

Fakhroo added: “By providing the latest and most advanced data centre solutions that are both sustainable and highly efficient, we are solidifying our position as the leading digital infrastructure provider in the region and accelerating its digital transformation. With Sunita at the helm of MENA Digital Hub, we are confident in our ability to set new benchmarks in the industry and deliver unparalleled value to existing and new customers.”