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Gerard Grech – who is Tech City’s new CEO?

gerard_grech_flickr_thinkingdigitalGerard Grech will replace Joanna Shields as the CEO of Tech City UK on February 3rd, after winding down his current role at Blackberry.

After our exclusive report on the drastic changes to Tech City UK’s London remit, the question on everyone’s lips is: who is the man who will oversee the changes to come?

He may not have the media profile of Joanna Shields, but he is a well-known and well-liked figure within the London tech community. After making his entrepreneurial debut in the music industry, including working with the likes of Craig David, he turned his hand to strategy, climbing through the ranks at Orange, Nokia and Blackberry.

Capital thinking

He’s a Shoreditch resident and has worked with both startups and corporates. We delved deeper to find out more about the new CEO of Tech City UK.

Click through the slides on our interactive timeline to get up to speed on Grech’s diverse background.

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Additional reporting by Vidhi Doshi & Jeremy Evans