CEO and Major Shareholder
With over 30 years in the ICT industry, Ray is a seasoned CEO and director. With a successful track record of multiple successful turnarounds and mergers & acquisitions, Ray’s strengths include changing company cultures and developing strategy around brands and products. Through a hands-on approach to managing change and building leadership teams, Ray enjoys mentoring talent to develop proactive succession plans
With over a decade in the ICT industry, Lewis is passionate about successful customer outcomes and business growth. With roles in multinational IT companies (Oracle, IBM) and now for Cogent, Lewis has also worked for New Zealand-owned systems integrator Spectrum Consulting, and Ingram Micro. Lewis is passionate about New Zealand, technology and growing our high-tech sector.
Chief Financial Officer
Before Joining Cogent in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer, Shanti had an extensive and diverse background in senior financial roles for over 20 years. Spanning both ICT and FMCG industries, Shanti’s specialties included successfully leading teams during mergers and acquisitions, as well as implementation of ERP systems and process improvements. Member of NZICA.