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Kao Data welcomes Kalay Moodley as Chief People Officer

Mon 11 Mar 2024

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Kao Data has appointed Kalay Moodley as its new Chief People Officer (CPO). She joins Kao Data at a time when the company is poised for significant expansion across the UK and Europe.

Moodley previously worked for Digital Realty, where she led a team responsible for spearheading the organisations recruitment strategy, which resulted in the onboarding of top-tier data centre professionals across the United Kingdom and Europe (EMEA).

Moodley has held senior HR positions in the technology, digital infrastructure, and healthcare sectors.

Strategic Growth and Team Development

Moodley’s role will focus on leading talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies to support Kao Data’s scaling efforts into next-tier markets. With a reputation for building high-performance teams and driving strategic growth, her expertise is set to enhance Kao Data’s operational framework and change management strategies.

Having been born and raised in South Africa, with HR qualifications from the University of London and the University of South Africa, Moodley’s journey most recently includes a pivotal role at Digital Realty. There, she led a team that significantly contributed to the company’s recruitment strategy, successfully onboarding top-tier data centre professionals across the UK and Europe.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

In her new capacity as CPO at Kao Data, Moodley will focus on fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, aligning with the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments. This includes creating new pathways for female engineers to enter the data centre sector through partnerships with education establishments.

Moodley expressed her enthusiasm for joining Kao Data, citing the company’s reputation for sustainability leadership, its vision, and its people as key factors in her decision.

“I’m delighted to join Kao Data as its new Chief People Officer, and to work with its senior leadership team as we embark on a new phase of growth,” said Moodley.

Doug Loewe, CEO of Kao Data, stressed the importance of people to the company’s success.

“Our greatest asset has always been our people. Kalay’s appointment … will be integral to our success, and I’m glad to welcome her to Kao Data as our new Chief People Officer,” said Loewe.

Moodley’s appointment is effective immediately, signaling a new chapter for Kao Data.

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