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Raxio Data Centre appoints former MTN executive as VP

Tuesday November 6, 2018

Raxio Data Centre Limited, the first privately owned co-location, Tier III, carrier-neutral data centre in Uganda, has appointed Abdul-Rahman Baguma Ahmed as Vice President Technology and Operations.

Mr. Ahmed is a Ugandan national with 15 years’ experience in large IT projects focused on data center infrastructure planning, architecture, designing, implementing and management.

Since 2006, Mr. Ahmed has worked at MTN Uganda, the largest telco operator in Uganda. Most recently, since 2013, Abdul was the Infrastructure Manager in MTN’s Shared Services Division, covering Uganda, Zambia, Swaziland and Rwanda.

In his role he oversaw and managed all the hardware infrastructure, network infrastructure, provisioning and maintenance practices, security practices, disaster recovery planning and execution, as well as general oversight of daily operations of MTN’s data centers in those countries. Previously, as Data Centre Facilities Manager, he also oversaw the design and development of new data centres for MTN and modifications to existing ones.

Speaking on the appointment, the Raxio General Manager- James Byaruhanga said, “Abdul’s appointment is timely as we prepare for the ground breaking of the data center in Namanve before year-end. We believe his experience, expertise and skillset are ideally suited to lead the technical implementation and management of such a unique and state-of-the-art facility, that is expected to have transformational impact on the Ugandan economy.”

In acceptance of his appointment, Mr. Ahmed said, “I am more than excited to join Raxio and be part of this iconic project that will set a new standard for IT infrastructure in the country definitely change the way we do business, especially with regard to business continuity and disaster recovery.”