Valerie Walsh is the Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ms Walsh joined Digital Realty as one of the first employees in Europe, through an acquisition in 2006. As Head of Asset Management, Valerie has responsibility for the financial performance of the portfolio of thirty-five properties in EMEA, ensuring the Company maintains continued growth, through successful new signings, on-going control of expenses and retaining our required returns on capital invested in the region.
Over the course of her 10+ years’ experience with Digital Realty, she has been actively involved in financial management of each property from inception to full occupancy which included the development of sixteen new data centres, ten ground up new developments and six redeveloped properties and the integration of large acquired portfolios (Sentrum in 2012 and Cheetah in 2016).
Valerie forms an integral part of the Leadership team in EMEA today. Prior to Digital Realty, Valerie worked in Project Management roles in the IT Industry; she holds a B.A Hons and Master’s degree in business and a post grad in Finance (ACCA).