Executive Directors

Ray Anderson – Chief Executive Officer

Ray AndersonRay has over 30 years experience in starting, growing and selling businesses. He was named ‘Business Person of the Year’ in 2012. Ray co-founded Bango in 1999 after realizing that the convergence of the internet with the ubiquity of mobile phones could open up huge opportunities for content and service providers. Prior to Bango Ray established IXI which created the industry standard network GUI – X.desktop. IXI was an early leader in the creation of the web. It sponsored the first ever WWW conference at CERN and shipped the world’s first commercial web browser.

Rachel Elias-Jones – Chief Financial Officer

Rachel Elias-JonesRachel is responsible for overall financial management of Bango, for corporate financial functions and Bango’s financial relationships with partners.

The global reach of Bango requires a wide range of financial and taxation models, Rachel ensures the smooth running of the team delivering this commercial flexibility. Rachel has responsibility for innovation and management in critical finance functions, and is closely involved in product development to ensure the Bango Payment Platform can scale and handle complex requirements. Her flair for bringing clarity to complex finance structures is reflected in her leadership of “Project Clarity”, an initiative that has transformed the quality of analysis and reporting that Bango issues to partners.

An experienced finance leader and Chartered Accountant, Rachel spent 5 years in practice at ‘top 5’ audit firms, specializing in the technology and listed sectors, prior to joining Bango.

Gerry Tucker – Strategic Partnerships Director

Gerry TuckerGerry supports the growth ambitions of major app store partners. Gerry focuses high level attention on the financial and regulatory structures that Bango puts in place, enabling deeper engagement with key payment partners around the world at a strategic level

Gerry focusses Bango drive to set up structures that enable partners to use the Bango Payment Platform to enter new, and traditionally complex markets for Direct Carrier Billing (DCB).

Gerry is a seasoned finance leader with a proven track record of success. His career to date encompasses roles across several different market sectors. He has held senior financial and operational roles with companies ranging from a pre-revenue start-up to large multi-nationals. These companies include; Vodafone, Take Two (and Rockstar), the publishers of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and Activision, publishers of ‘Guitar Hero’.

Anil Malhotra – Chief Marketing Officer

Anil MalhotraAnil is responsible for Bango’s marketing activities and app store partnerships, including device makers, app store providers and global network operators. Anil has extensive experience of creating successful partnerships between technology innovators and major market players in online technologies and OEMs. Before co-founding Bango, Anil developed the major partnerships for Cyberlife Technology, one of Europe’s leading computer games technology developers, which resulted in the licensing of the company’s ‘artificial life’ technology by the world’s leading games publishers including Warner and Hasbro. Before that he worked with Bango CEO Ray Anderson to establish a technology called X.desktop, which became the global standard for the user interface software on networked computers.

Non-Executive Directors

David Sear – Chairman and Non-executive Director

David SearDavid Sear is Group Chief Executive at Skrill, having joined the company in August 2014. David came to Skrill from Weve, the joint venture between EE, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK, where he was Chief Executive. David has extensive experience in the payments industry, and previously spent six years at Travelex, the world’s largest non-bank payments provider, as Divisional Managing Director of Global Business Payments – and prior to that as Divisional Managing Director of Outsourcing. Before joining Travelex, he spent three years as Commercial and Scheme Managing Director at Voca, and was a founding member of WorldPay.

Martin Rigby – Non-executive Director

Martin RigbyMartin Rigby is co-founder and CEO of Psonar, the internet music service. He is also founder and a managing director of ET Capital, an early investor in Bango. He has been investing in innovative technology businesses for over 25 years, principally in network services, software and hardware. He is Non-executive Chairman of FSE Fund Managers and an advisory board member of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield University.

Rudy Burger, Non-executive Director

Rudy_BurgerRudy has founded five companies in the digital media technologies sector and is currently the Managing Partner of Woodside Capital, an investment bank for emerging growth companies. Rudy serves on the boards of several US and European companies. He has a BSc and MSc from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University.

Dr.Burger serves on the boards of several US and European companies. He has a BSc and MSc from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University.

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