On June 6 2022, Digital Realty announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mary Hogan Preusse as Chairman of the Board, who will be succeeding Laurence Chapman from the next scheduled Board meeting in August 2022.
In a press release, Digital Realty commented that the reshuffling aligns with “Digital Realty’s longstanding commitment to strong governance principles, including refreshing Board leadership to balance fresh thinking and new perspectives with experience and continuity.”
Supporting and Accelerating Digital Realty’s Growth
Mary Hogan Preusse affirmed her commitment to the position of Chairman, noting that “Digital Realty has continued to strengthen its position as a global leader of the data centre 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.”
With thirty years in the real estate industrial trust (REIT) sector, Mary Hogan Preusse’s experience and knowledge of the industry will serve her well as Digital Realty’s Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mary Hogan Preusse first joined Digital Realty’s Board of Directors as an independent director in May 2017.
Before joining Digital Realty’s Board of Directors, she 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, from 2000-2017.
Before APG, Mary Hogan Preusse spent eight years as a sell-side analyst covering the REIT sector and began her career as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch.
Laurence Chapman, who will remain on the Board of Directors, expressed his support for Mary Hogan Preusse, saying “I was delighted to have Mary join the Board in 2017 and am confident that she is the right person to take the reins at this exciting time for Digital Realty and to lead the Board as we continue to accelerate the growth of our global platform.”
He added that “Mary has played an instrumental and strategic role in driving Digital Realty’s expansion and innovation since joining the Board. It has been a privilege to serve as Chairman of this strong and diverse Board, and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Mary and the Digital Realty management team as a Director.”
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