Programme Director, Data Center Centralisation
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)
Basil is the Programme Director at NBAD responsible for overseeing the execution of the bank’s drive to optimize its IT Infrastructure environment while increasing its uptime availability and agility to scale to business demand. He is currently in the process of managing the delivery of a full-scale modular data center, the first of its kind in the region, to become the new facility for the bank’s main production site. Prior to joining NBAD Basil spent 12 years with Sun Microsystems in various technical and managerial roles and provided technical consulting services to a number of Fortune 500 companies across the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, France and Indonesia . Basil was also a key member of Sun Microsystem’s Global Data Center Efficiency Practice during which he provided advice to a number of large international organizations on designing efficient Data Centres and the resulting improvement in TCO and reduction in carbon foot print. He is an Electrical Engineer and is an accredited Data Centre Design Professional from the UK.