Data center and interconnection service provider, Digital Realty, has announced the appointment of Mary Hogan Preusse as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

As announced Ms. Mary Hogan who has been on the board since 2017, will assume her new position as Chairman at the next scheduled Board meeting in August 2022. She is succeeding Laurence Chapman, who will continue as member of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Digital Realty as an independent director in May 2017, Ms. Mary Hogan served as Managing Director and co-head of Americas Real Estate at APG Asset Management, managing the firm’s public real estate investments in North and South America.

“On behalf of the management team, I thank Laurence for his significant contributions and exemplary leadership as Chairman over the past five years. Mary’s extraordinary investment experience and knowledge of our industry and technology-driven platform will be tremendously valuable as we continue to adapt to the changing world and enable our customers to execute on their digital transformation initiatives globally.  I’m thrilled to work even more closely together with her to execute our long-term strategy,” said A. William Stein, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty.

“I am honored to accept the position of Chairman. Digital Realty has continued to strengthen its position as a global leader of the data center sector, with the broadest available product offering, during Laurence’s tenure as Chairman.  With the tailwinds of digital transformation and the rapid growth of data driving substantial opportunity for our global platform, I’m delighted to take a deeper role in supporting and accelerating Digital Realty’s growth,” said Ms. Mary Hogan Preusse.

Recently, Digital Realty also announced the official opening of its first data center in South Korea, considered the first carrier-neutral facility in the country. Codenamed Digital Seoul 1 (ICN10), the data center was first announced in 2020 with a groundbreaking ceremony and was expected to open in Q4 2021.