George Stylianou

Position: COO

Whilst studying at Wits Technikon in 1998, George worked part-time for ICON, the dial-up division of up and coming ISP, The Internet Solution (now IS). Spotting a real talent, IS offered him a permanent position within the network infrastructure team as a junior engineer before he even graduated.

Over the next two years, George added to his electrical engineering certificate with several Cisco qualifications. In 2002, at age 23, he became the then youngest CCIE in South Africa.

He spent another eight years at IS, working on the architecture and maintenance of its core IP and MPLS networks, the ICOZA network, international caching and routing, and QoS design. This is where his great professional passion was born – building large-scale, world-class MPLS networks and designing the services that run across them.

Wanting a bit more freedom and fresh challenges, George became a self-employed consultant to the likes of IS, MTN Irancell, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vodacom Business, Sudatel and FourSpiral. He was still in touch with Jeff and Mauritz, and a seed was planted to collaborate in a new venture, specialising in providing the best technical skills and a fierce commitment to quality customer service, which became a reality in 2009 as three6five network solutions.

George has three great passions. Building IP and MPLS networks, football, and Formula One motor racing. He is married with three sons and a daughter.