Rob Coupland is Managing Director for Digital Reality's operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Coupland joined Digital Realty in conjunction with the company's acquisition of eight European data centres last year.
Mr. Coupland most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the former TelecityGroup data centre business, which Digital Realty acquired on July 5, 2016. Prior to TelecityGroup, he was Head of Product Marketing at NTL Business and spent 12 years at Cable and Wireless in senior product management roles. He currently serves on the Data Centre Alliance Board of Governors and the TechUK Data Centre Council.
Over the course of his more than 20 years in the telecommunications and technology sectors, Mr. Coupland has spearheaded several critical growth initiatives. When he joined TelecityGroup in 2007, he played a key role in the company's initial public offering before becoming the group's Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2008. As COO, Mr. Coupland established a data centre expansion program that doubled capacity between 2008 and 2012. He also led the efforts to acquire and integrate a number of businesses, including transactions in Ireland, Manchester, and Helsinki.
Mr. Coupland became the Managing Director for TelecityGroup's UK division in 2013 and led the turnaround of the business from one experiencing significant churn to one characterized by accelerating sales and revenue performance.