Originally posted to Data Center POST

Data Center POST interview with Oliver Jones, the co-founder and Chief Executive of Chayora

By Managing Editor Ilissa Miller

Oliver Jones is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chayora, an international infrastructure investor, developer and operator of major data centre campuses in China. Chayora is developing hyperscale data centre sites in key cities across China – in Tianjin (to serve Beijing) and Shanghai. Each campus will involve over a $1 billion USD investment when complete and have approximately 300 Megawatts of power and deliver 20,000 to 30,000 racks.

Oliver originally qualified as a chartered surveyor after graduating from Kingston University in 1983 and prior to completing his MBA at London Business School in the late 1980s.

As an active investor and entrepreneur, his previous business ventures were each grown rapidly and also sold to acquisitive competitors: Symonds sold to Vivendi in 1993; Citex sold to Carillion in 2002 at the same time as Citex Asia was acquired by EC Harris; and NB Entrust sold to NB Real Estate and then Capita in 2009.

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