Kao Data hires Kalay Moodley as chief people officer

Kao Data people officerKao Data, the developer and operator of data centres engineered for AI and advanced computing, has appointed Kalay Moodley chief people officer with immediate effect.

In this role, Moodley will be responsible for leading Kao Data’s human resources function, embedding new operational frameworks and change management strategies, and harmonising both its talent acquisition and recruitment processes to underpin its strategic growth ambitions.

She will continue to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce in line with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, while working with local and national education establishments to create and nurture new pathways for female engineers to join the data centre sector.

Moodley joins following a long-standing career in the technology, digital infrastructure and healthcare sectors. She most recently worked at Digital Realty, where she led a team responsible for spearheading the organisation’s recruitment strategy.

Moodley said: “In just a short space of time, Kao Data has developed an exceptional reputation for sustainability leadership, and its culture, its vision, and the strength of its people, were all integral in my decision to join the organisation. I’m delighted to join Kao Data and to work with its senior leadership team as we embark on a new phase of growth, where diverse talent, industry leadership and sustainable innovation remain at the heart of the business.”

Doug Loewe, chief executive officer at Kao Data, added: “At Kao Data, our greatest asset has always been our people, and while we are renowned for both cutting-edge innovation and providing advanced infrastructure that supports next-generation AI workloads, attracting diverse talent, nurturing our existing staff, and inspiring some the industry’s finest minds is vital to our future.

“Kalay’s appointment to the senior management team, and her passion for working with high-performance teams to realise their full potential will be integral to our success, and I’m glad to welcome her to Kao Data.”