Degol Gossaye has been appointed as the General Manager of Raxio Ethiopia, a prominent provider of carrier-neutral data centers across Africa. This announcement comes at a pivotal time for Raxio Ethiopia, following the recent launch of its flagship facility in Addis Ababa in November 2023. Degol will take over from Bewket Taffere, the outgoing GM who played a crucial role in establishing the Raxio Ethiopia brand and overseeing the construction of its Data Centre.
Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group BV, expressed confidence in Degol’s abilities, citing his extensive managerial experience, strong commercial background, and intimate knowledge of Ethiopia’s financial services industry. With 18 years of experience in the financial sector, Degol has held various commercial and leadership roles. Prior to joining Raxio, he served as the CEO of Ethio Lease, the first foreign-owned financial services company in Ethiopia. He has also held the position of General Manager at Sun Optical Technologies and a joint venture company of Essilor. Degol brings valuable expertise in the banking sector, particularly in operations, credit management, and digital transformation projects.
Degol expressed his enthusiasm about joining Raxio during this exciting period and his commitment to driving the company’s commercial and operational success in Ethiopia. He highlighted the unique value proposition that Raxio brings to the country, emphasizing the growing demand for secure and reliable data center solutions from both local and international businesses operating in Ethiopia.
Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s economic hub, Raxio’s state-of-the-art data center is Tier III certified and strategically positioned to meet the evolving needs of the thriving business environment and public sector. The facility offers secure colocation space for up to 800 racks and delivers up to 3MW of IT power, ensuring a robust and fully redundant environment for hosting mission-critical IT infrastructure. With 24/7 availability, it caters to the increasing demand for dependable and always-on IT solutions.