Zahl Limbuwala has been named the executive chairman of the advisory board of European data center company Maincubes.

Limbuwala was the chief operating officer at AtlasEdge until he left this April. He then became an operating partner at investment firm DTCP.

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Limbuwala previously co-founded data center modeling and analytics company Romonet in 2009, and ran the company for 11 years. Romonet was acquired by CBRE in February 2019, with Limbuwala in charge of CBRE Data Center Solutions' global strategy for the next year.

His appointment at Maincubes comes off of the back of his role at DTCP, which is the majority owner in the data center company.

The business currently operates three facilities in Frankfurt and one in Amsterdam. It is set to launch a data center in Berlin. The company said that it intends to invest more than €1 billion ($1.08bn) in the construction of new data centers 'in the coming years.'

"We are pleased to welcome Zahl," Oliver Menzel, CEO of Maincubes, said. "With his experience in the digital infrastructure and technology sector, Zahl brings profound industry knowledge and an entrepreneurial background, making him an ideal fit for the role of executive chairman."

Limbuwala added: "I am convinced that Maincubes, with its modern, highly secure data centers, will benefit significantly from the increasing need for digital infrastructure and the emergence of AI applications driving previously unimaginable demand for data center capacity."