Degol Gossaye
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Raxio Ethiopia Appoints Degol Gossaye as its General Manager

ADDIS ABABA – Raxio Group, a major data center operator in Africa, announced that it has appointed Degol Gossaye as its new General Manager of Raxio Ethiopia.

Degol has joined Raxio Ethiopia, following the launch of Raxio’s flagship facility in Ethiopia in November 2023.

He will replace the outgoing Bewket Taffere, who has been instrumental in building the Raxio Ethiopia brand and overseeing the construction of its state-of-the-art Data Centre in Addis Ababa.

“As a seasoned and experienced manager with a strong commercial background and intimate knowledge of the financial services industry in Ethiopia, I am convinced that he will do a phenomenal job in leading Raxio Ethiopia during this next, operational phase of the Company,” said Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group BV.

Degol has 18 years of experience in the financial services sector holding various commercial and leadership roles.

Before joining Raxio, Degol served as the CEO of Ethio Lease, and previously was the General Manager of Sun Optical Technologies and joint venture company of Essilor.

“I am delighted to be joining Raxio at such an exciting time and look forward to leading Raxio to commercial and operational success in Ethiopia,” said Degol.

“Raxio’s offering is unique in the country and comes at a time when local and international companies are looking for safe, secure and reliable data center solutions here, locally in Ethiopia.”

Situated in Ethiopia’s economic heart, Raxio’s newest Tier III certified data center aims to serve the quickly evolving needs of a vibrant business environment and public sector for IT solutions.

The facility offers secure colocation space for up to 800 racks delivering up to 3MW of IT power, providing a robust, fully redundant environment for housing mission-critical IT infrastructure with 24/7 availability.