Leading diversified professional services and investment management company, Colliers in India announced the appointment of Rao Srinivasa as Managing Director- Data Centres, with immediate effect.
Srinivasa is an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in project management, design and build, commissioning, and facility operations for data centres, critical infrastructure, and commercial real estate.
An enterprising leader, Srinivasa joins us from ANJ Turnkey Projects Pvt Ltd, having held senior positions in Kowni Technologies, Goldman Sachs, JLL Singapore/India, and Ford Motors. where he has developed relationships across the global real estate and data centre industries.
Colliers continues to invest in India, hiring industry leaders to expand its business operations and provide new and innovative solutions for clients. Data centres is one of the sunrise sectors in India, with immense business potential across service lines. Srinivasa’s market-leading expertise in data centre design, build construction, civil, MEP, and data centre facility operations provides an excellent opportunity for Colliers to capture opportunities in this market with its augmented capabilities in project and construction management.
Argenio Antao, COO, Colliers India said, “I am delighted to welcome Rao Srinivasa to Colliers and am confident that his expertise, track record, and network will allow us to build the scale of our Data Centres business for project management and will strengthen our service offerings to clients. Colliers’ commitment to investing in exceptional talent and accelerating our capabilities across existing and new sectors and service lines is a testament to our growing brand presence and ability to cater to a diverse set of large Indian and global clients.”
Srinivasa will lead the entire Data Centres operations for the project management business and execute large-scale projects to build Colliers’ portfolio in the data centres sector. In this capacity, Rao will leverage his existing industry experience to expand relationships with domestic and international clients and secure assignments to accelerate Colliers’ growth in the market and capture a higher market share.
Rao Srinivasa said, “Indian data centre industry is growing at a rapid pace, challenging, and consolidating its position as one of the leading destinations for Global data centre industry.”
“I am excited to join great minds at Colliers during this important phase of the digital real estate era and my focus is to establish the support ecosystem for the data centre operators, which is currently the biggest need of the hour. Also poised to create the best talent pool from data centre industry to ensure, we continue to offer quality build solutions to our data centre clients.”