Michael Tobin OBE
Michael is a highly successful serial technology entrepreneur & technology pioneer with over 30 years’ experience in the telecoms & technology sector.
As Chief Executive, Michael Tobin led TelecityGroup plc, a leading FTSE250 Technology company from 2002 to 2014. He joined Redbus in 2002 delisting it from the main market to AIM, and then took it private, winning the London Business Awards “Business Turnaround of the Year” award in 2005. After engineering the merger with Telecity, and the acquisition of Globix he successfully re-listed TelecityGroup in October 2007 winning the accolade of UK Innovation Awards IPO of the year 2008 and the techMARK Achievement of the year in the same year. Subsequently he grew the business organically and acquired businesses in Manchester, Helsinki, Dublin, Sofia, Istanbul & Warsaw transforming the company from £6m market cap in 2002 to being a top performer in the FTSE250 worth over £2Bn, being recognized as Britain’s Most admired Tech Company in 2012.
Tobin currently holds numerous Non-Executive Directorships including Teraco in South Africa, Datapipe in the USA, Telvent in Madrid, Basefarm in Norway, Eurodiesel in Belgium, Chayora in Hong Kong, and TeamRock, Popshack and PeoplePerHour in the UK, where he is also Chairman of Ultrahaptics. He is also an advisor to the board of OCom in Amsterdam.