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Global Executive Team

Jens Montanana


Jens is the founder and chief architect behind Datatec, which he established in 1986. Between 1989 and 1993 Jens served as managing director and vice-president of US Robotics (UK) operations, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Robotics which was acquired by 3Com. In 1993 he co-founded US start up Xedia Corporation in Boston, MA, an early pioneer of network switching and one of the market leaders in IP bandwidth management, which was subsequently sold to Lucent Corporation. In 1994 Jens became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Datatec which listed on the JSE in November 1994 and on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2006. Jens is also Chairman of the 100% owned subsidiary company Logicalis, a role he assumed in March 2007. Jens is non-executive director of Versatile Systems, Inc. a Toronto and London listed Canadian company.

Mark Rogers

Chief Executive Officer



Mark Rogers joined Logicalis in 2003 as Finance Director for Logicalis UK, and in 2004 he became Chief Financial Officer, European Operations. Since March 2007, he has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Logicalis Group and in March 2014, Mark was appointed President and COO of Logicalis Group. Mark became CEO for Logicalis Group with effect from 1st March 2015.

Mark has extensive experience in the technology and service sectors both in the UK and internationally. He spent 20 years at Racal Electronics/Thales of which 13 years were at Finance Director level within divisions providing Managed Network Services, Telecoms and Survey & Positioning Services. Whilst at Thales he was also Chairman of Citylink Telecommunications, a joint venture company which had secured a £1.2 billion, 20 year PFI contract with London Underground. Also, he has significant M&A experience including the sale of Racal Telecom to Global Crossing for £1 billion as well as experience in the acquisition and integration of smaller businesses.

He started his finance career with Revlon where he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant.

 Rob Evans

 Chief Operating Officer

Rob was appointed COO of Logicalis with effect from 1st March 2015 having in recent years served as Datatec’s Group Operations Director and CFO. He originally worked for Datatec between 1996 and 2000 as the UK Finance Director and then Group Mergers and Acquisitions Director where he was involved in more than 20 global acquisitions. He re-joined the Group in 2008 serving as COO of Westcon AIME (Africa India Middle East). Since 2010 Rob has been head of Datatec’s Consulting Services division and is Chairman of Analysys Mason and Mason Advisory and a non-executive director of Via Group. He qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant with KPMG, where he worked in London and Melbourne, and has also held senior operational and commercial positions with divisions of other listed groups including Proudfoot and Data Translation.  Rob has been a director of Logicalis since 1 June 2012.

Bob Bailkoski

Chief Financial Officer

Bob, a chartered accountant, joined Logicalis Group in November 2015 as Chief Financial Officer.  He brings over ten years of international experience to his role having previously worked in Australia, Switzerland and the USA.  He was previously Group Finance Director at Monitise plc and prior to that was a Divisional Finance Director at TUI Travel plc. Bob started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Wolseley plc where he held a variety of finance, commercial and strategic roles.

 Joanne Nelson

 VP International Marketing



Joanne Nelson was appointed to Vice President of Marketing in August 2004, to head up the UK marketing department, and in addition, take responsibility for the corporate marketing function of the Logicalis Group. In January 2008, she became VP International Marketing with responsibility for corporate strategy, branding and analyst relations across the organisation.
Joanne brings over fifteen years of ICT marketing experience to her role having previously worked at Ericsson Enterprise, and then its spinoff, Damovo, where she was VP Marketing & Communications, across the Group. She had sole responsibility for re-branding the multi-million dollar global Communications Provider (then ranked 36th top global brand, Interbrand, Citigroup, August 2001) and managing the global corporate marketing function across 20 markets worldwide.