Jola strengthens board with three appointments

Industry vet Martin Harriman (pictured) joins Jola as Non-Executive Director following a £10.25m investment boost from BGF Capital.

Harriman brings experience from O2, Ericsson Marconi and Telefonica where he served as CEO.

Andrew Dickinson, CEO at Jola, said: Martin Harriman brings more than just his black book. He understands of the mobile industry and brings international and entrepreneurial experience.”

The Nottingham-based data specialist has also appointed Ronnie Smith as CFO and Seb Saywood, who led the deal for BGF, as Investment Director.

Dickinson said: “Seb is ensuring BGF gets to its target return by bringing his financial expertise to bear at Jola.”

Smith has been with Jola since 2020, previously co-founding Six Degrees Group and working as CFO at Spiritel.

“Ronnie has been a revelation since he joined us in June 2020, steering us expertly through the investment process,” said Dickinson.


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