After 13 years working at Santo Antônio Energia, the executive joins Scala to lead the financial area in the company’s new investment cycle
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – June 20th, 2022 – Scala Data Centers, a sustainable hyperscalable data centers platform, announces Ana Paula Romantini as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Latin America. With 28 years of professional experience in the financial area of national and multinational companies, the executive joins the Scala team to lead the financial area in the company’s next investment cycle. She reports directly to the company’s CEO, Marcos Peigo.
Graduated in Business Administration by USP (Universidade de São Paulo) and with an MBA in Corporate Finance by Insper, Romantini arrives at Scala after 13 years working for Santo Antônio Energia, the concessionaire responsible for the implementation and operation of the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant, the fourth largest in Brazil. At this position, she headed the Financial, Investor Relations, IT and Supply Chain areas and was responsible for the relationship with rating agencies and auditors; investment analysis; strategic cash flow management; treasury; planning; financial operations and funding; accounting; tax and insurance.
At Santo Antônio Energia, she headed the first debenture issuance processes, led the IPO category B for the issuance of 400 debentures and the reprofiling of the company’s debt in 2018.
For Romantini, joining the Scala team, which marks her first experience in the data center sector, is a possibility for career development in an organization with very defined guidelines and inserted in a promising market due to the expansion of demand in Latin America. “Since it started its operations, Scala has always focused on sustainability and on the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) agenda. In addition, being in a company with an innovative DNA, and being able to work along with other countries that have established themselves as strategic for hyperscaler clients, make this a unique opportunity,” she says. It adds to Romantini’s professional trajectory her experience in companies such as Localfrio, Elektro, IG and Telemar.
Marcos Peigo highlights the role of the new CFO in strengthening Scala’s leadership team. “Ana joins a first-rate team and her vast experience in structuring complex financial operations based on solid compliance principles is the key to the success of this new stage of the company”, points out the executive.
About Scala Data Centers
Scala Data Centers is the Sustainable Hyperscalable Data Centers platform based in Brazil and founded by DigitalBridge. Developed to meet and exceed the growing demand for digital access in Latin America, Scala has a highly qualified team of more than 400 professionals and applies a flexible and innovative approach to deliver exceptional quality colocation services to hyperscale clients, service and cloud software providers, and large enterprises. We customize state-of-the-art solutions for each client in the construction of the latest generation data centers, with high availability, energy efficiency and superior density. All this combined with best sustainability practices guided by our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) program. For more information, visit www.scaladatacenters.com.
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a global digital infrastructure REIT. It has more than 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem, including towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and cutting-edge infrastructure. The DigitalBridge team manages a portfolio of more than US$ 45 billion of digital infrastructure assets. DigitalBridge is headquartered in Boca Raton and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Singapore.