Alex Sharp

Global Head of Design & Construction - Data Centers, Iron Mountain

Alex Sharp joined Iron Mountain Data Centers in 2019 as Global Head of Design & Construction. Before joining Iron Mountain, Alex was Global Head of Projects and Construction for CBRE DataCenter Solutions. Prior to CBRE, he was with Mace Limited where for eight years he was Senior Managing Director of the data center construction business. Alex is an Electrical & Electronic Engineer and one of Europe’s leading data center builders with the ambition to further develop and grow Iron Mountain's data center business by building sustainable data center facilities. Alex is a regular speaker at prominent industry conferences around the world, including Datacenter Dynamics and DataCloud Global.

Alex has been building Data Centres for over 25 years. He is a Chartered Electrical and Electronic Engineer and started his career at the London Stock Exchange, where he was involved in many of the LSE's off site DC's. Moving onto a Project Management company in the City, he delivered two DC/Disaster recovery centres for a Major international Investment bank, followed by a number of large Comms rooms for Telecoms companies. He then moved onto a Regional Contractor in Essex, where he managed a four year framework agreement to Design and Build leading edge Laboratories at the Sanger Institute for some of the World's leading scientists, including the World renowned Cancer Genome laboratory. At Wates, he set up the Technology division and delivered at the time, the largest High Density data centre in Europe, second only to one built by the CIA. He continued to build DC's for major hosting organisations, financial organisations and insurance market makers. Now at Iron Mountain Data Centers, he is drawing on his experience in Site selection, Data Centre delivery, Mergers & Acquisitions and sale and leaseback transactions.

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