Vertiv Africa appoints Jonathan Duncan as new technical director


The data centre expert will lead Vertiv Africa’s engineering and technical team.

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has named Jonathan Duncan as its new application engineering and technical solutions director for Africa. In this capacity, Johnathan will report directly to Vertiv’s managing director for Africa, Wojtek Piorko.

“With more than 25 years within the critical power and cooling industry, including extensive team leadership and sales expertise within the data centre segment, as well as senior operations and multi-territory responsibilities, Jonathan is an excellent addition to Vertiv’s management team within Africa,” says Wojtek.

Jonathan also has substantial experience working on the ground across the whole African and Middle Eastern region, including South Africa, Egypt, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, as well as a brief stay in Europe before returning to Johannesburg, according to Wojtek.

“Vertiv is building a presence within Africa and it is an exciting time to continue driving this growth in the region with dedicated focus, accountability, and responsibility. We welcome Jonathan to the local Vertiv team and wish him every success in his new role,” Piorko adds.

Johnathan assumed responsibility for all technical solutions, activities, and sales support for Vertiv Africa in May 2023.

“Demand for data centre infrastructure is growing dramatically within Africa, with serious capacity development still expected to come as businesses continue to make their transition to the cloud,” says Johnathan. “Vertiv is well positioned to assist local organisations in their digital transformation journey, and, in my new position, I look forward to playing a role in our ‘Africa for Africa’ focused approach to this business.”

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