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Monday, 2 September 2013

London, 2nd September 2013 – Logicalis Group, (‘Logicalis’ or ‘the Company’), the international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced that the Company’s chief executive officer (CEO), Ian Cook, will retire as CEO at the end of the financial year. A comprehensive search process to identify the next CEO is underway and a leading global executive recruiting firm has been retained to assist in the process. Ian will assume the role of Chairman of Logicalis Group, taking over from current Chairman Jens Montanana. Ian will continue to focus on his executive duties during the transition period to ensure a smooth handover.

Under Ian’s leadership since March 2007, Logicalis has become an international business and a respected partner of the major technology vendors and has more than doubled its revenues to over £1billion ($1.5 billion).

Jens Montanana, Datatec CEO commented:

“Ian has done an outstanding job in leading the organisation and has transformed the business model, creating a significant international brand providing similar solutions and services in over 20 countries. The Company and its stakeholders are grateful for his considerable contribution to the organisation and we welcome Ian’s continued involvement as Chairman of Logicalis and are confident that it is well positioned for continued success.”

Ian joined Logicalis in 2003, initially as CEO European Operations, before his appointment as Group CEO in early 2007. Prior to that, he worked at Siemens Network Systems Ltd (SNSL) for ten years, where he held the position of Group Managing Director European Operations.


Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.4 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.

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