Before taking over as Teraco CEO, van Wyk served as managing director of the company and was in charge of the daily operations.
Van Wyk has extensive experience in the telecommunication market. He joined Telkom in 1986 where he received training in various telecommunications technologies until 1997.
He then went on to become the Technical Manager at a start-up called Valuecom where he took a leading role in building the first SA based fax over IP business. Valuecom listed on the JSE and was later sold.
In 2000, Lex joined Storm as Operations Manager. He was rapidly promoted and became General Manager taking responsibility for the Gauteng region and then for the group in the position of Chief Operating Officer. He fulfilled his role as COO until the business was sold in 2008.