Corporate Overview

Established in the UK in 1978 Comtec has grown organically and by acquisition to become the UK’s leading supplier of telecoms, datacoms and audio visual equipment and services.

Middle East Leadership Team

Having been active in the GCC market for over 26 years we established a Qatar office in 2010 and will open our new regional headquarters in Dubai during 2015. In addition to our three operations in the UK we also have facilities in Hong Kong and Mainland China, from where we manufacture and source products.

Comtec Group is a Director-owned and managed business and having one of our Directors resident in GCC since 2011 reinforces our commitment to the region.

John Buck

Managing Director International Operations

John has been involved in fibre optics since graduating in physics from Liverpool University in 1982 and joining BICC, then the UK’s largest cable manufacturer. After roles in R&D, production and international marketing he moved to the Cambridge Science Park as Director of a laser business before joining Comtec.
Following a role with Comtec’s parent company in California he and John Archer – our Group’s Chairman – concluded a management buy-out with venture capital finance, going on to acquire several other businesses and integrating these into the Group. John relocated to Doha in 2011 to setup Comtec’s Middle East operation and is now based at our regional headquarters in Dubai where at weekends you might spot him windsurfing or paddle boarding. He is a Chartered Engineer (MIET), Fellow of the Institute of Directors and an MBA post-graduate.

Ahmad Naseef

Business Development Manager, GCC

Ahmed was our first employee in the GCC having run a telecoms installation company in Doha following a sales role with a major IT systems integrator in Dubai. Ahmed, who is a Bachelor of Commerce of Calicut University, has lived in Doha for the past 8 years and is currently responsible for our business development throughout the GCC. In his leisure time he enjoys playing football and terrifying passengers in his FJ Cruiser whilst he speeds across Qatar’s sand dunes.

Michael Tait

Business Manager, Enterprise

Michael brings more than 30 years’ experience of the technology sector, having worked in various disciplines including electronics, security, AV and data cabling. For many years he ran his own company, Tait Components, which was the leading distributor of structured cabling products in Scotland before being acquired by Comtec in 2011. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and sailing and finds Qatar very pleasant for these activities after many years of doing the same in the cold and wet of Scotland.

Ashley Sequeira

Operations Manager

Ashley is a Commerce Graduate and also holds a Diploma in Computer Applications from Bangalore University. After graduating in 1995, he moved to the Middle East to take up employment with Zubair Electric LLC, which at the time was one of the largest businesses in Oman. He later relocated to the UAE and thereafter to Doha where he took up a senior position with City Electrical Factors – one of the world’s leading wholesalers of electrical products - where he was instrumental in setting up its highly successful Qatar operation.
Ashley brings this extensive operational and procurement experience to Comtec Qatar as our most recent addition to the Leadership Team. In addition to being a big sports fan he’s also a very good cook and even grows his own vegetables!