European Edge provider AtlasEdge has appointed Tesh Durvasula as CEO.

Tesh Durvasula
Tesh Durvasula joins AtlasEdge – Tesh Durvasula on LinkedIn

Tesh Durvasula succeeds Giuliano Di Vitantonio, who will move into the role of chairman of the AtlasEdge board.

“It has been a true privilege to lead AtlasEdge through its first chapter. Since launching in late 2021, we have built a data center portfolio spanning 12 countries across the continent and located in some of the fastest-growing markets for customer demands,” said Di Vitantonio.

Tesh Durvasula said: “I am delighted to join AtlasEdge and lead the company through its next phase of growth. The rising tide of customer demands makes this a prime time to invest in Edge data center markets, and AtlasEdge is perfectly positioned to continue capturing this demand and become the continent’s leading platform.”

He added: “I can’t wait to get started and look forward to working closely with our shareholders, DigitalBridge and Liberty Global, building on the extraordinary momentum the industry has seen over the last several years.”

Durvasula leaves his position as CEO of Africa Data Centres, a position he has assumed for just over three years. His successor has not yet been named.

Prior to his post at Africa Data Centres, Durvasula was the CEO and president at CyrusOne and the chief marketing and business officer at QTS.

AtlasEdge was formed as a joint venture between telecoms company Liberty Global and digital infrastructure fund DigitalBridge in 2021, using facilities from Liberty’s telecoms companies and DigitalBridge’s European Edge assets. Digital Realty has since invested in the company.