Webinar: Transiting into the Data Centre Industry – A MD’s Perspective

15 Oct 2021 12.00 PM - 01.00 PM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
Organised by:
Chang Pei Yee

PaCE@NTU, in collaboration with PDG, cordially invite you to attend an exclusive webinar on Transiting into the Data Centre Industry – A MD’s Perspective.

Join us on Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 12pm – 1pm and hear from PDG Singapore Managing Director, Asher Ling about his career move into the data centre industry and how he was able to leverage his background in engineering and experience in his previous jobs to enable his transition.

Register now to secure your seat today!

Asher Ling - Managing Director (SG), Princeton Digital Group (PDG)

Asher is responsible for all of PDG’s investments, expansion, technical and business operations in Singapore. He founded Asia Digital Fort in 2017 which co-invests with Warburg Pincus and PDG in Singapore DC projects. In 2019, PDG fully acquired a Singapore data center business that used to be part of IO Data Centers. Asher has many years of experience in the Data Center industry and is a regular speaker at Data Center events like Data Center Dynamics, Data Cloud, Finance & Investment Forum.

Prior to his entrepreneurial stint, Asher was the Chief Operating Officer of Kingsland Development, a private-owned property development firm in Singapore and Malaysia. During his time in Kingsland, Asher founded the company’s data center subsidiary - Kingsland Data Center, and built the start-up into a successful data center business. The data center was a 5 storey purpose-built data center facility, over 200,000 sqft with 12MW of 2N critical IT load. Asher personally handled the sales for all global key accounts and still maintains a strong relationship with these large technology firms. In 2018, Kingsland Data Center was acquired by Keppel DC REIT for a consideration of $295.1m.

Before Kingsland, Asher led the Mergers & Acquisition team focusing on Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) deals in KPMG Corporate Finance (Singapore). He started his career with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) where he received a full scholarship and also held various positions within IDA including the Special Assistant to the CEO, and also the IDA Board Secretary.

In 2017, Asher was awarded DataCloud Asia Awards - Data Center Asia Leadership Award by BroadGroup. Most recently, Asher and his team was recognized by Singapore Business Review and awarded the Management Excellence Award 2020.

Asher graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Management Science & Engineering. He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) with a minor in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.