Supervisory Board
Benn Mikula

Benn Mikula

Member of the Supervisory Board

Benn Mikula has 30 years of experience in digital and related areas as an equities analyst, investment banker, board member and investor. He was a top-ranked analyst (in the Brendan Woods and other analyst polls) in technology and telecommunications technology whilst working at RBC Capital Markets; he subsequently ran the relevant industry research group. Whilst at RBC (where he was a Managing Director and Partner), he founded the Whistler Telecoms & Technology Conference, which brought together leading Digital Infrastructure, telecommunications, technology and media companies from Europe and North America. He subsequently became Managing Director and Head of European Technology Investment Banking at JPMorgan. During his tenure at JPMorgan, he advised major European Digital Infrastructure and telecoms equipment providers (most notably Nokia, Ericsson and Alcatel- Lucent). He advised on billions of dollars of capital raising, capital structure optimisation and M&A in Europe and North America.

Mr Mikula was a founder of a wireless communications company in Canada and was a founding Board Member of CoRadiant Inc., where he played a key role in raising the initial funding. CoRadiant was a first-generation cloud services and hosting company. CoRadiant was later sold to BMC at a multiple of originally invested capital. In 2012, Mr Mikula structured the purchase of NY-based colocation provider Fibermedia, with a predecessor firm of the Investment Manager co-investing alongside a large US family office and served on the board of directors of the company. The company subsequently evolved into a leading edge data centre provider. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of CloudOps (a hybrid cloud company serving telecommunications operators as well as more traditional cloud customers) after working with CEO Ian Rae at CoRadiant. He has served on the boards of large public and private companies and is currently Chairman of Hudson Greenland (where funds managed by the Investment Manager are a predominant equity investor). As Co-CEO of the Investment Manager (and the predecessor firm that purchased the Investment Manager from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other shareholders), he has directed the Investment Manager’s investing practice and played a leading role in many Digital Infrastructure investments. Since he assumed the role of Co-CEO in 2015, the Investment Manager’s assets under management have doubled. Mr Mikula holds a B.A. and an M.A. from McGill University.