Edward van Leent
Chairman and CEO | EPI – Enterprise Products Integration Pte Ltd
Edward has over 30 years of experience in the global high-tech, high-availability and mission-critical data centre industry. With the unique combination of in-depth technical knowledge and an excellent grasp of the trends and developments in the industry, Edward is the key-driver behind the success of EPI, growing EPI from a small UK-origin company to become a global organization with presence in over 60 countries.
Edward is an active member of a number of data centre professional groups including AFCOM, IDCP, FEA, ASHRAE, Green Data Centre Alliance, Data Centre Professionals, Data Centre Architects, Data Centre Facilities Management Group and the Data Centre Engineering Group. He is a canvassing and voting member for BICSI-002 and sits on the TR42 committee (ANSI/TIA-942 standard). He is also the Vice-Chairman of the workgroup for the Singapore Standard for BC/DCR-SS507. Edward holds the ISO/IEC-2000 Lead Auditor and Lead Consultant certificates. He has performed over hundreds of data centre audits worldwide and has been selected as the sole auditor under iDA/Spring/PSB to audit mission critical site facilities for clause 4 in the SS507-BC/DR standard.
He has also been honoured with awards such as the ‘World-Wide Field Operations Award’, the ‘Excellence Award’, the prestigious ‘Chairman’s Achievement Award’, and ‘CEO of the Month’.
Being one of the thought leaders in the industry, he is a much sought-after speaker for his extensive knowledge on topics related to mission critical data centres.