CBRE Data Center Solutions (DCS), the world’s leading data center converged services provider, has today announced it has become a Foundation Partner of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons). A global, non-profit association, iMasons unites industry professionals and business leaders who represent over $150 billion in digital infrastructure projects in more than130 countries.
“I’m delighted to welcome CBRE Data Center Solutions as an official Foundation Partner.” said Dean Nelson, iMasons Founder & Chairman, “CBRE and iMasons have worked closely for many years on industry awareness, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), and Education. CBRE DCS Head of People Hannah Ormondroyd co-chairs our Diversity & Inclusion committee and the DCS global team have helped us raise over $100k for our scholarship fund. I look forward to further collaboration and continuing the positive change for our industry.”
Additionally Zahl Limbuwala, CBRE DCS Executive Director of Strategy & Market Engagement, has joined the iMasons Advisory Council, contributing his twenty plus years of insight and experience in the data center, technology and software markets.
Zahl Limbuwala stated, “Our industry has led the way in many areas, including sustainability and energy efficiency, and through my appointment to the iMasons Council, I am thrilled at the prospect of joining efforts to drive future ideas and innovations. Taking experience from my own career, working at nearly every layer of the tech stack from electrical engineering to software development, I am passionate about encouraging the next generation of diverse talent to view our industry as fast-paced, with wide-ranging opportunities, and at the cutting edge of technology.”
During his career Zahl has had held global key leadership roles and qualified and led teams in process automation and robotics, digital control systems design, network engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering and software engineering. Zahl joined CBRE in 2019 as part of the Romonet acquisition. Zahl co-founded and was CEO of Romonet, a software company that provided advanced data center analytics and energy/cost optimisation services to some of the world’s largest data center operators.
Dean Nelson, continued, “I’m excited to have Zahl Limbuwala represent CBRE on the iMasons Advisory Council. He is a well-respected technologist and digital infrastructure industry leader who will add great insight.
Martin Murphy, COO CBRE Data Center Solutions added “CBRE have been working with Dean and the iMasons for some time and we wholeheartedly support the great work they do for our industry and society as a whole. I’m pleased to further demonstrate our support by becoming a foundation partner and having Hannah and Zahl in leadership roles as we join the iMasons vision to Connect, Grow and Give Back.”
Additionally, CBRE will be appointed Anchor Partner of the iMasons DACH (Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH)) Chapter which will be launched early 2021. An iMasons Local Chapter is a geographically specific region where leaders in the Digital Infrastructure Industry can come together, leaving their companies at the door, to support the iMasons strategic social priorities and to address the key issues specific to their region.
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ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE MASONS
Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) is a non-profit, professional association of technology and business leaders who represent over $150Bn in infrastructure projects in over 130 countries. The organization is guided by an Advisory Council comprised of global leaders who manage some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world. The iMasons vision is to Unite the Builders of the Digital Age by enabling our global membership to Connect, Grow, and Give Back. Members leave their companies at the door and connect as individuals. IMasons has four strategic industry priorities – increase Awareness, enhance Education opportunities, champion Diversity & Inclusion, and inspire Sustainability through deep member engagement. Visit the website at www.imasons.org.