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London, UK – 27th November 2014: Zenium Technology Partners ( has announced two significant appointments to its Executive Management Team to support the Group’s continued momentum and prepare for rapid expansion in 2015. Aslihan Gurescier joins as the Country Manager in Turkey and Chester Reid becomes Finance Director.

Gurescier’s appointment will support the launch of Zenium’s international grade wholesale data center, Istanbul One, in early 2015. Reporting directly to the Group Chief Executive, Gurescier will be for responsible for managing all aspects of Zenium’s Turkish business. Her initial focus will be on marketing the 12,000 square metres of technical space at Istanbul One to the local and international business community whilst her longer-term objectives will include operations and asset management.

In parallel, Reid joins Zenium as Finance Director to support the Group’s overall expansion plans. He will work with the Executive Management Team to provide ongoing support for Zenium’s growing portfolio, as well as playing a key role in seeking additional investment opportunities.

Commenting on both appointments, Franek Sodzawiczny, Founder & CEO said: “These are exciting times for Zenium. We are on the cusp of opening the doors at Istanbul One so I’m delighted that Aslihan has joined the team as we reach such a crucial milestone. Her knowledge and experience of the Turkish market is extensive and we believe she will prove a valuable asset to our team.

“Chester’s track record in handling the financial affairs of pan-European real estate organisations is impressive. As a fully funded developer and investor in the global data center market, managing our exposure is critical and I’m sure he will add significant value as we move forward,” he added.

Gurescier joins Zenium from KocSistem where she was most recently Head of Managed Services Sales, responsible for developing sales strategies and managing sales operations for the Data Center Services & Solutions Group. Focused on driving profitability across the organisation, she developed value-added services for both the company and its customers, and also played a key role in supporting business development strategies to drive revenue growth.

Prior to joining Zenium, Reid was Head of Finance at Ballymore International Developments Limited Group, a real estate investment and development firm with over €1 billion in real estate assets located across mainland Europe, where he was responsible for managing the Group’s finances.


About Zenium Technology Partners

Zenium Technology Partners are data center industry pioneers. In the last 15 years, the Zenium management team has raised over $2Bn in debt and equity and has conceived, designed and delivered over 400,000 square metres of raised floor space, securing over 100 individual customer agreements.

The Zenium Data Centers portfolio – which currently comprises the Istanbul One data center in Turkey and Frankfurt One data center in Germany – marks Zenium’s commitment to the development of innovative and ground breaking facilities in both established and emerging markets.

For more information about Zenium, please contact:

Clare Shephard
maillot jaune communications
tel: +44 (0)7736 793332

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