Open Access Data Centres Appoints Sayuri Moodliar As New Head of ESG, Strengthening Commitment to Sustainability
WIOCC Group Press Release
July 11, 2023
WIOCC Group Company Open Access Data Centres (OADC), Africa’s fastest growing data centre company, is proud to announce the appointment of Sayuri Moodliar as the company's new Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Sayuri brings with her over twenty-five years of experience as a sustainability professional and infrastructure project finance lawyer, working with multinational corporations operating in Sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe.
As the new Head of ESG, Sayuri will spearhead the company's efforts to integrate ESG principles into its operations, decision-making processes, and long-term strategies.
With a PhD in International Business and Environmental Governance from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as Masters Degrees in Environmental Management and International Business Law from the University of London, Sayuri possesses a strong academic foundation. Her expertise in environmental governance and international law provides her with a holistic perspective on the complex relationship between business, the environment, and society.
Prior to joining OADC, Sayuri held the position of Associate Director of Sustainability & ESG Strategy at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served as a subject matter expert on ESG, sustainable finance, and energy infrastructure. Her consulting experience spans over a decade, working with various organisations to develop and implement sustainable strategies that drive positive environmental and social impact.
Sayuri's diverse work experience includes roles as a Unit Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at Ericsson, Managing Director of Uthlanga Environmental Consultants, Vice-President at Anglo American, and Group Manager for the Southern & East Africa Region at Nestlé. These positions have provided her with valuable insights into the unique challenges and opportunities associated with conducting business in Africa and driving sustainable development in different contexts.
“OADC is thrilled to welcome Sayuri Moodliar as our new Head of ESG,” said Dr. Ayotunde Coker, Chief Executive Officer OADC. “Her extensive experience in sustainability, finance, and infrastructure, combined with her deep understanding of ESG principles, make her the ideal leader to drive OADC’s sustainability agenda. We are confident that Sayuri will play a pivotal role in shaping our ESG strategy and fostering responsible business practices across our organisation.”
With Sayuri Moodliar's appointment, OADC reaffirms its dedication to integrating sustainability into its core values and ensuring responsible and ethical practices throughout its operations. The company looks forward to leveraging Sayuri's expertise to advance its ESG initiatives and make a positive impact on the environment, society, and clients.
Open Access Data Centres (OADC), a WIOCC Group Company – has been established to transform the provision of data centre services for Africa. The company is implementing a world-class, carrier-neutral, pan-African data centre footprint that will deliver an unparalleled client experience, offering expert assistance and support, partnership in tailoring bespoke solutions and leading-edge information systems to support client business decision-making.
OADC is deploying its open-access, Tier III hyperscale data centres at major cable landing locations and in key business hubs throughout Africa.
OADC EDGE data centres are being deployed into smaller locations, serving the ongoing need to support service providers in extending network reach, and the rapidly growing requirement for content storage, processing and delivery at the network edge.
OADC is an environmentally responsible company and as such is pursuing a wide range of environmental and sustainability management accreditations