Date published

30 Aug 2023



  • A highly skilled technology professional with a diverse background in sales, people management, program management, enterprise server solutions, customer/supplier relations and bid strategy.
  • A prolific inventor with more than 70 patents issued by the USPTO, coupled with 22 years’ experience in the technology industry.
  • Current focus is on business development amongst tier 1 Cloud Service Providers as well as engagement with OEMs and chip manufacturers for joint development and licensing of Iceotope technology.

Iceotope has announced the appointment of Shareef Alshinnawi as VP of Strategic Accounts.

Recognized for his track record of successfully building strategic alliances and developing emerging businesses over two decades, Alshinnawi joins Iceotope from OEM manufacturer Lenovo, where he rose to the position of Director of Edge Computing Alliances. In that role he successfully built relationships with AWS, Microsoft, Red Hat, as well as many others.

Alshinnawi was also responsible for joint investment planning, the building of business cases and milestone definition, securing partner investment.

David Craig, CEO, Iceotope Technologies said, “We warmly welcome Shareef Alshinnawi to the Iceotope team. The data centre industry has spent five decades cooling down rooms to keep microprocessors at a workable temperature. Those on the IT side of data center operations understand inherently the cooling needs of critical electronic components and the shortcomings of fans. With his excellent career credentials, working for some of the world’s largest manufacturers of servers and storage, Shareef helps us to have conversations that bridge the gap between facilities and IT using language which is penetrable by all.”

Alshinnawi, who is a regular guest speaker at the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University, said: “The data centre industry is at a critical point of inflexion: While energy efficiency, cost savings and OpEx were the main drivers of the cooling segment, we now have a perfect storm with sustainability needs on one hand, while on the other the physics of what we are trying to achieve simply no longer working. With traditional approaches ineffective for lowering the temperature of the high-wattage components now being used in data centres, it’s time for radical change.

“What really attracted me to Iceotope was its solution: a comprehensive range of liquid-cooling solutions, differentiated from other liquid cooling approaches by the ability to scale in a form-factor familiar to anyone who’s ever visited or worked in a data centre.”

Speaking of his further responsibilities, Alshinnawi added: “Beside growing and accelerating the adoption of Iceotope’s precision liquid-cooling solutions, my role has a heavy focus on sustainability - specifically helping data centre designers, owners and operators to lower the carbon footprint associated with cooling IT servers and minimizing facility water use.”