The Brains Behind BCX
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Acting Chief Operating Officer
Acting Chief Operating Officer, BCX Group
ACISM (University of Pretoria)
Leon Gerber was appointed Chief Operations Officer at BCX in August 2018. He has more than 34 years’ experience in the IT industry and is a firm believer in mobilising people to achieve brilliance. Never one to shy away from the tough stuff, Leon is a solutions-orientated, good humoured operations machine who loves a good challenge.
Starting out as an IT operator in 1983, he escalated quickly through the ranks of leadership and management. After working as part of the amalgamation team in the formation of Absa (focusing on network integration), he acted as General Manager for distributed computing implementation. He then joined an outsource entity to provide distributed computing services to Absa and became its Operations Director. This organisation, AST DTS would go on to become an R800m business in only three years.
Prior to joining BCX, Leon took a sabbatical after eleven years with Standard Bank, eight of which were in the role of Head of Data Centres. At Standard Bank, he took charge of the operationalisation of the first Tier IV data centre in the Southern hemisphere – it’s still the only one in South Africa besides our own here at BCX.
Having been an active driver in South Africa’s IT evolution, he is poised, primed and proud to lead BCX and its customers through our nation’s ever-shifting digital landscape.