KAO Data: Kao Data names Doug Loewe as CEO

Jan 09, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

UK data center firm Kao Data this week announced a change of leadership with an appointment of Doug Loewe as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.

Loewe said, “For almost a decade, Kao Data has established an enviable reputation as a pioneer within the fields of AI and high-performance computing (HPC), and the company’s award-winning infrastructure, technical and operations teams are already trusted to host some of the industry’s most demanding, mission-critical compute environments. With a rich heritage of delivering data center excellence, and underlying principles that ensure sustainability and ESG are at the heart of every decision, it was a natural fit with the high-achieving values I have always held close, and I’m glad to join the organization to lead the company’s next stage of corporate growth.”

Kao founder and chairman David Bloom has acted as the company's interim CEO since the former CEO Lee Myall stepped down from the role in April 2023. He said, “Doug’s outstanding reputation for driving business strategy, growth, and leading world-class teams truly speaks for itself, and on behalf of the shareholders and senior management team, I’m delighted to welcome him to Kao Data. His visionary insight and ethos for entrepreneurialism will help us drive another step-change in performance as we seek to fast-track our ambitions across the European region, and scale our sustainable, secure, and advanced data center platform, engineered for AI.”