atNorth Names New Chief Development Officer

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Reykjavík, Iceland – April 23,  2024 – atNorth, a Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced the appointment of Anna Kristín Pálsdóttir as Chief Development Officer.

An engineer with extensive experience in leading innovation and operations in large corporations, Pálsdóttir will be tasked with guiding atNorth’s development initiatives, driving the expansion of atNorth’s existing sites, and delivering new data center campuses across the Nordics as the business continues its significant growth plans.

As the demand for sustainable infrastructure continues to increase, atNorth remains committed to its goal of raising awareness of the environmental, technological, and financial benefits of its data centers.  Anna’s background in innovation and service performance complements this goal.  An expert in portfolio strategy, governance and business engagement, the hire also supports atNorth’s dedication to investing in the right people to ensure demand is met with speed and second-to-none customer service.

“Anna Kristín Pálsdóttir has an established history of achievement in dynamic innovation and cross-organizational operations ”, says Eyjolfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO at atNorth.  “Her collaborative leadership style and strategic vision make her ideally suited to help us grow our data center portfolio.  We are delighted to welcome her to our unified and dedicated team”.

Prior to joining atNorth, Pálsdóttir held several senior positions at Marel, a leading global provider of advanced food processing solutions.  Most recently, she served as President North America (NAM) and Executive Vice President, Innovation at Marel and is also a member of several boards of directors.  She has a master’s degree in engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.  Her wealth of experience brings a unique visualization of global business transformation and the importance of messaging and communication.

atNorth’s expansion strategy has been hugely successful and illustrates the quality of the solutions they offer”, said Pálsdóttir. “As the demand for their sustainable infrastructure continues to increase, I am excited to join this cohesive team to lead the development of atNorth’s new data center sites”.

atNorth’s success is evidenced by its continual industry recognition and the increasing demand for its sustainable high-performance infrastructure.  The business is currently building three new sites, FIN02, a 15MW site near HelsinkiFinland, FIN04, a 60MW mega site in Kouvola, Finland and DEN01, a 30MW data center in Copenhagen, Denmark, in direct response to this demand.

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