As CEO of the ESR Data Centres business, Diarmid is driving the strategy, growing the platform across key cities in Asia Pacific, leading the team to identify new business and investment opportunities; overseeing investment evaluation of opportunities in the market; managing and executing deal structures whilst providing industry-leading, environmentally conscious buildings to regional operators and hyperscalers.
In his previous 7+ year role as SVP, Sales Asia Pacific for Equinix, Diarmid was responsible for the P&L for the AP-wide business and a key member of the investment team strategizing and approving regional expansions, entering new markets and integrating three acquisitions.
Previously, he was integral to creation of Vodafone Carrier Services globally, consolidated operating units, and partners, in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Whilst, in earlier roles, he established and grew Asia businesses for 3 US high-tech start-ups – Atlas, ITXC, and NexTone. During his, 35+ year, career he has been based in London, Wellington, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo and has regularly been on the Board of both corporate regional subsidiaries, and JVs, as well as driving M&A activity regionally.
ESR is APAC’s largest real asset manager powered by the New Economy and the third largest listed real estate investment manager globally. With approximately US$150 billion in total assets under management (AUM), our fully integrated development and investment management platform extends across key APAC markets, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, India, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, representing over 95% of GDP in APAC, and also includes an expanding presence in Europe and the U.S.
We provide a diverse range of real asset investment solutions and New Economy real estate development opportunities across our private funds business, which allow capital partners and customers to capitalise on the most significant secular trends in APAC. ESR is the largest sponsor and manager of REITs in APAC with a total AUM of US$46 billion. Our purpose – Space and Investment Solutions for a Sustainable Future – drives us to manage sustainably and impactfully and we consider the environment and the communities in which we operate as key stakeholders of our business.
Listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, ESR is a constituent of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Large Cap), Hang Seng Composite Index and MSCI Hong Kong Index. For more information on ESR, please visit www.esr.com.
Past Mingtiandi Events
APAC Data Centre Forum 2022 — Oppportunities for Data Centres in Japan and Korea
APAC Data Centre Forum 2023 — Opportunities for Data Centres in Japan and Korea