As the CEO of Africa Data Centres, Tesh Durvasula is well-equipped to lead the company to success. His extensive experience in the digital infrastructure sector, coupled with his background in finance, real estate and technology, make him a valuable asset to the company. Throughout his career, Durvasula has demonstrated a track record of value generation and successful leadership, having led acquisitions worth over $1 billion and grown the revenue of one company from $221 million to over $1 billion.
Durvasula's expertise in marketing and sales, as well as his executive experience at companies such as CyrusOne and Quality Technology Services, make him well-rounded and capable of leading Africa Data Centres to success. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Durvasula also gives back to the community by coaching youth football and supporting charities dedicated to homelessness and youth athletics. With his diverse skillset and dedication to making a difference, Tesh Durvasula is poised to lead Africa Data Centres to success.
Africa is in the midst of a digital revolution: approximately 473 million Africans are online, and an additional 300 million will likely join them by 2025. Average download speeds in Africa doubled between 2015 and 2019, while data costs halved. Underpinning this growth is the installation of digital infrastructure (fiber optics, data centers, and more) serving the continent. In this panel, we will hear from the folks building that infrastructure. We will understand the history, opportunities, and challenges in this sector.