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John Allwood

Non-executive chairman

John Allwood is a Non-Executive Director of TalkTalk Telecom plc. He has spent his career in media and telecoms holding a number of senior positions including Chief Executive of Orange UK, Finance Director and Chief Executive of Mirror Group plc, Finance Director and COO of Mecom Group plc and Managing Director of Telegraph Media Group Limited.

John holds a B.A (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from Exeter University, as well as being a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Jay Patel

Group Chief Executive Officer

Jay is the Group CEO of IMImobile and has been working with the Company since its foundation, initially as a venture capital investor but since 2010 as Managing Director of the Group and since 2013 as Group CEO. He has a wide range of operational and strategic experience in growing and selling high growth businesses. Jay has previously held executive positions at Spark Ventures, UBSWarburg and BSkyB. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with KPMG and holds degrees from INSEAD and the London School of Economics.

Mike Jefferies

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined IMImobile in 2010 when it acquired WIN plc. Since then Mike has headed the group finance function. Before that he worked for Star Trac Inc, a US based manufacturer and distributor of commercial fitness equipment and previous to that for Whirlpool Corporation. Mike has a degree in accounting and finance and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Vishwanath Alluri

Non-executive director and founder

Vish founded IMImobile with a vision of harnessing India’s intellectual resources of India to develop an IPR centric technology company. While recognising the potential of the rapidly evolving mobile data space, Vish was aware that fast growth was needed to keep pace with ever changing technology. Vish therefore set out to build a company which would liberate mobile operators, enterprises and media companies of technological complexities thus enabling them to realise their revenue potential.

Vish has extensive experience in technology and was previously involved in setting up an Indian hi-tech consumer services company in the healthcare sector. Vish is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.

Simon Paul Blagden, CBE

Independent non-executive director

Simon, CBE, has over 30 years' experience in the telecoms and IT industry, having lived and worked in most regions of the world across a truly international career. Following 5 years at GEC Plessey as International Commercial Manager and then Country General Manager, Simon joined The Quante Group as UK Managing Director. In 1995, he joined Quante's main board as International CEO, with operations in over 50 countries worldwide, and he led the sale of the company to 3M in 2000. In 2005, Simon was appointed non-executive Chairman of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe and was with Fujitsu for 14 years, stepping down in 2019. Simon was appointed a Member of The Order of The British Empire in 199 for services to export, and Commander of The Order of The British Empire in 2016 for services to the economy. He is also Chairman of the Duke of York's Community Initiative charity.

Shyam Bhat

Group Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Bhat is a founder of the business and has more than thirty years of experience in engineering and new product development. He is responsible for the creation of all the engineering and mobile products and platforms. Bhat is an engineering graduate from the highly prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.