TitleCompany:Chairman, Chindata Group, Peoples Republic of China
Bio:Michael Foust is the Chairman of ChinData Group with over 30 years of experience in data centre investment, development, and operations as well as institutional real estate investments including development and portfolio management.
Michael used to be the founder of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. where he led the company’s IPO and served as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director from 2004 to 2014.
He also was a founder of the private equity firm GI Partners in Menlo Park, CA where he served as a Managing Director from February 2001 to the DLR IPO in 2004.
Michael also serves as a Senior Advisor for the data centre industry to Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida and is the Chairman of DataBank, Ltd. and Vantage Data Centers.
Michael received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude from Harvard University.