Edward Van Leent
Chairman and CEO
EPI Group of Companies
Edward has over 30 years of experience in the global high-tech, high-availability and mission-critical data centre industry. With the unique combination of in-depth technical knowledge and an excellent grasp of the trends and developments in the industry, Edward is the key-driver behind the success of EPI, growing EPI from a small UK-origin company to become a global organization with presence in over 60 countries.
Edward is an active member of a number of data centre professional groups and also sits on the TR42 committee (ANSI/TIA-942 standard). He has performed over hundreds of data centre audits worldwide. He has also been honoured with awards such as the ‘World-Wide Field Operations Award’, the ‘Excellence Award’, the prestigious ‘Chairman’s Achievement Award’, and ‘CEO of the Month’. He is a much sought-after speaker for his extensive knowledge on topics related to mission critical data centres.