Kotak Alternate Assets has announced that it has appointed Subhamkar Das as chief operating officer for its data centre platform.

Subhamkar Das will be a senior member of KIAL’s Alternate Asset Management team that will help build the data centre practice at KIAL. Subhamkar has around 24 years of experience and has joined KIAL from Nxtra Data Limited, where he was working as head of data centre and build. He has made significant contributions in designing data centres, physical infrastructure, green buildings, energy efficient and next generation data centres.

Commenting on the appointment, Srini Sriniwasan, managing director, Kotak Investment Advisors Limited said, “India is at the cusp of data explosion backed bydigital economy, enterprise cloud, 5G and IoT. Over the next 5 years we see the Data Centre industry grow from 650MW to 2.2GW requiring a cumulative investment of $7 billion. At Kotak we have always led the way identifying new Investment opportunities and invested in empowered teams to execute plans to meet our investors’ target expectations. Onboarding of Subhamkar will set the tone for Kotak Data Centre Funds’ platform, as he will be adding strength and depth to the future plans and objective of building scale to our platform.”