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Apto welcomes Hannah Kramer as Chief Legal Officer

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Hannah Kramer joins as Chief Legal Officer to help drive data centre growth in Europe

Apto, a visionary data centre company delivering world-class hyperscale data centres across Europe, proudly welcomes Hannah Kramer as Chief Legal Officer (CLO), further strengthening Apto’s leadership under Russell Poole.

Bringing nearly two decades of real estate and property experience, including most recently five years at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hannah contributed significantly to multiple region and metro launches. Her expertise in navigating complex challenges like land ownership, permitting, community engagement and taxation, positions her to anticipate and mitigate constraints and risks to streamline legal processes across jurisdictions.

As CLO, Hannah will oversee all legal aspects of the company, ensuring compliance while collaborating with customers. Championing a customer-centric approach which prioritises the specific operational needs of Apto’s hyperscale and cloud service provider customers, her goal is to enhance the customer experience and streamline the process for all stakeholders. She will also oversee and advise on all legal aspects for the business, both internally and externally.

Reflecting on her appointment, Hannah stated: “I’m excited to join Apto and contribute to its commitment to deliver bespoke facilities to hyperscale customers at speed. My experience has shown me the importance of being customer-centric in contract negotiations, and I believe Apto’s focus on meeting customer needs sets it apart in the industry.”

Russell Poole, CEO at Apto, echoed his enthusiasm, stating: “Hannah’s extensive legal experience and expertise in the real estate sector make her a valuable addition to our team as we expand across Europe. Her role as Chief Legal Officer is integral to our mission of delivering bespoke facilities to hyperscale customers, meeting their needs and priorities.”

Hannah’s appointment underscores Apto’s pursuit of assembling a team of industry leaders;. her addition further solidifies Apto’s mission to provide custom-built hyperscale data centres precisely where customers need them most.

Apto designs, builds and operates hyperscale data centres across Europe. Formed to develop and operate the European data centre assets of global investment manager, PIMCO, Apto benefits from access to scale, resources and land sourcing capabilities.


Chris Baxter
Chief Revenue Officer
Apto Data Centres
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