Chairman (appointed 9 August 2010)
Jens Peter Montanana (non-executive Chairman) is the founder and CEO of Datatec Limited, established in 1986. Between 1989 and 1993 Jens served as managing director and vice-president of US Robotics (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Robotics Inc., which was acquired by 3Com. In 1993, he co-founded US start up Xedia Corporation in Boston, an early pioneer of network switching and one of the market leaders in IP bandwidth management, which was subsequently sold to Lucent Corporation in 1999 for $246 million. In 1994, Jens became CEO of Datatec Limited. Datatec Limited listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1994 and on AIM in 2006. Jens has previously served on the boards and sub-committees of various public companies.