Khazna Data Center Limited (Khazna), one of the UAE’s largest data center infrastructure providers, majority owned by Mubadala Development Company, announced today the appointment of Hassan Al Naqbi as Chief Executive Officer.
Khazna, Mubadala’s latest venture in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) industry, will commence operations later this year with two state-of-the-art facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will offer clients access to secure and highly reliable data center infrastructure.
Prior to joining Khazna, Mr. Al Naqbi held various senior positions with du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC), the most recent of which was as Senior Director, Business Support – datamena and broadcast. Hassan has been actively involved in positioning and promoting the UAE as the new International data hub and comes with rich experience in managing the development and operations of data centers. He also helped in expanding the IP coverage to emerging markets and International hubs as well as enhancing Internet accessibility to contents within the region. Mr. Al Naqbi also held various positions with TECOM and was a member of the UAE Armed Forces. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management and a higher diploma in Computer Engineering.
Commenting on the appointment, Homaid Al Shemmari, CEO of Aerospace and Engineering Services at Mubadala, said: “The establishment of Khazna is a key milestone in our efforts to develop an ICT hub here in the UAE by building robust infrastructure to support our ambitions. We are certain Hassan’s extensive experience in the telecommunications and ICT industry will play an integral role in supporting Mubadala to drive this forward.”
Hassan Al Naqbi commented: “I am extremely proud of this appointment and I look forward to assuming the role of CEO, guiding and managing Khazna’s development and growing our client base. When both facilities are fully built and operational, Khazna will offer an impressive 18 megawatts of IT power, making it one of the most secure, reliable and flexible facilities of its kind in this region.”