Ray Anderson – Chief Executive Officer
Ray 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 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.
Anil Malhotra – Chief Marketing Officer
Anil 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.
David Sear – Chairman and Non-executive Director
David has been an entrepreneur and investor in FinTech companies for the last two decades. He is currently Chairman of Semafone, a payments technology business which protects consumer privacy. Previously David was Group Chief Executive of Skrill. He went to Skrill from Weve, the joint venture between EE, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK, where he was Chief Executive. In 1999 he was a founder of WorldPay at the genesis of today’s FTSE 100 global payments powerhouse. Prior to that at Travelex, the world’s largest non-bank payments provider, he spearheaded the global roll out of the CASH PASSPORT travel card business and Travelex Global Business Payments.
Martin Rigby – Non-executive Director
Martin 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.
Gianluca D’Agostino – Non-Executive Director
Gianluca is an Angel investor and pioneer in the mobile industry. He has 25 years’ experience of founding, growing and investing in international mobile content and payment businesses. In 2007 he founded Neomobile SPA. As CEO, he grew the business organically and via M&A to become a leading mobile monetization enabler across Europe and Latam. Gianluca has a Non-Executive role on the Neomobile SPA board. Before Neomobile, he held senior management roles at KPMG, Freever, TIM and Telecom Italia. He was named in the ‘Top 50 Mobile Execs’ 2009, 2010 and 2011 and ‘Media Momentum Man of the Year’ in 2011.