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Ken Olisa

VTC Group

London, UK

Chairman

VTC Group

Ken Olisa
Biography
Ken Olisa is the Chairman and architect of The Virtual Technology Cluster Group, an organisation connecting large corporates to entrepreneurial IT companies. He is an IT industry veteran with over 30 years of technology experience commencing with various posts at IBM prior to joining Wang Labs. He has considerable public company board-level experience and is a Director of Thomson Reuters. He is also Chairman of Restoration Partners, the boutique technology merchant bank. In 2015, Her Majesty the Queen appointed Ken as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Greater London.

Ken Olisa’s Newsfeed

11 Jul 2017
Movement to Work shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards

Chair of the judging panel, Ken Olisa OBE, who is also the HM Lord Lieutenant of London, said, “Pick up any newspaper or check out any social media thread and you will read arguments about increasing inequality in our country.  And worse, much of the blame is laid at the feet of business. Yet this depressing backdrop is far from the whole picture - happily there are many pioneering organisations doing something to reverse the apparent tide.  These awards will identify and recognise those leaders with the hope that this will become the start of a movement for change.”

07 Jun 2017
University of Worcester Business School's Annual lecture focuses on how technology affects business

A leading figure in the technology industry delivered a fascinating talk to local businesses and students as part of the University of Worcester Business School’s annual lecture.  Ken Olisa, Lord Lieutenant for Greater London, gave his insights into developments in business culture at the event, which was co-hosted by the Institute of Directors.

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Ken Olisa’s Background

Chairman
Jan 2016 - Present
London, UK
Enables multi-national companies to attract entrepreneurial IT companies into their supply chains. The VTC model allows disruptive technology innovators to gain access to revenue opportunities offered by industry focused cluster sponsors, advisers providing expert scale-up services and networking opportunities, and support from the Academic and Investment communities.
Founder and Chairman
Apr 2006 - Present
London, UK
A boutique technology merchant bank with a powerful blend of operational and corporate finance experience, gained on both sides of the Atlantic, in public and private companies and over most of the lifetime of the IT industry. Restoration Partners aims to apply that expertise in combination with their creative skills, powerful network and access to capital to work with like-minded leaders.

Other Business Interests

Deputy Chairman
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
As the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, the IoD is dedicated to supporting their members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London
May 2015 - Present
London, UK
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London is Her Majesty’s representative in Greater London and is charged with upholding the dignity of the Crown. Across the thirty two Boroughs (but not the City of London) he is responsible for the promotion of civic, commercial, voluntary and social activities within London and thus is part of the fabric of London in all its manifestations.
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Ken Olisa’s Education

Natural Sciences