2022-06-13 | NDAQ:EQIX | Press release

REDWOOD CITY, CA., June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global digital infrastructure™ company, today announced the appointments of Fidelma Russo and jeetu patel to the Equinix Board of Directors. Russo will also serve on the board’s audit committee and Patel will join the nominating and governance committee. Efficient June 9, 2022their appointments bring the number of directors on the Equinix Board to 11.

As Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Russo leads the innovation agenda and technology roadmap, managing the design and development of the portfolio to deliver edge-to-cloud GreenLake customer experiences to the market. She is passionate about working with clients to help them rethink their information technology needs and deliver a simple, consumable solution that helps them drive business results.

Patel is executive vice president and general manager of security and collaboration at Cisco. In addition to leading the strategy and development of these companies, he is also responsible for the income statement of this multi-billion dollar portfolio. Jeetu combines bold vision, infused with product design and development expertise, operational rigor, and innate market understanding to build high-growth Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses.


  • Fidelma Russo was appointed Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in September 2021. She has over 30 years of technology leadership spanning cloud services, machine learning and analytics, global IT services, servers, storage, networking, backup and infrastructure.
  • Prior to joining HPE, Russo served as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud Services business unit at VMware. She has also held several notable leadership positions at Iron Mountain, Inc., EMC Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Sun Microsystems, Inc., and served on the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer B.V..
  • Russo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, a master’s degree in computer science from Boston Universityand completed the Internet of Things Executive Education program at Sloan School of Management at MIT. She is currently Director of SBA Communications and sits on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
  • Member of the management team, jeetu patel helps redefine Cisco’s SaaS business and strategy to further accelerate business transformation and growth. There, he works to create world-class subscription products that solve Cisco customers’ biggest problems.
  • Prior to joining Cisco, Patel was Chief Product Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Box, a role he pioneered. Earlier in his career, Patel served as Managing Director and General Manager of EMC’s new Syncplicity business unit. Other key roles at EMC include CMO for the Information Intelligence group and Chief Strategy Officer, where he drove organic and inorganic strategy for the division’s cloud and mobile growth. Previously, Patel was president of Doculabs, a research and consulting company co-owned by Forrester Research.
  • Jeetu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Decision Science from the University of Illinois, Chicagoand currently serves on the board of directors of JLL, an American commercial real estate services company.


  • Pierre Van CampExecutive Chairman, Equinix

“We are delighted to add two accomplished and seasoned business leaders from world-class companies to the Equinix Board of Directors. term for Platform Equinix. I look forward to working with them as we support our clients on their digital transformation journeys.”

About Equinix

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to leverage a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix connects today’s businesses to all the right places, partners and opportunities they need to accelerate their advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, accelerate the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations described in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks to our business and results of operations related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; the current inflationary environment; rising electricity supply costs and general volatility in the global energy market; challenges associated with acquiring, operating and building IBX and xScale data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions; unforeseen costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; an inability to receive meaningful revenue from customers in newly built or acquired data centers; failure to enter into contemplated financing agreements from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding debt; the loss or decline in business of our major customers; risks relating to our taxation as a REIT and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent and upcoming quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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