our core team

Jean-Baptiste Blanc

Executive Vice President - Africa, Europe

Jean-Baptiste Blanc joined Catalyst in 2003 and launched Catalyst’s first subsidiary in Africa. He then helped Catalyst grew its local presence in Africa and become a Leader in delivering end to end services for Business Applications, IoT and Data Center.


Prior to Catalyst, Jean-Baptiste held consulting positions at Ernst & Young, Headstrong, Oraplus and Vallourec. Jean-Baptiste has extensive experience in Management, Sales and Marketing, Finance, PMO & Consulting in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and India.


Jean-Baptiste graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Métiers in France.

Jay Kalra

Executive Vice President - Technology

Jay Kalra is the Executive Vice President, Technology at Catalyst. He has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and is responsible for managing the digital transformation via technology, including Internet of Things, IT Infrastructure, Global Procurement, Internal Applications, Custom Application development and other technology projects including Cloud & NetSuite. Prior to joining Catalyst, he was responsible for managing the IT organization for Systech Integrators which was acquired by Xerox.