Christian Nellemann is the Founder and Executive Chairman of XLN. He founded the company in 2002 and has taken it through four Private Equity backed deals. XLN supplies over 110,000 small companies with telecom and payment services and employs nearly 500 people in London and Sheffield.
A serial entrepreneur, Christian started his career in Mile End in 1989 when he founded a perfume company. He is passionate about UK High Streets and ensuring they thrive, evolve and remain diverse as part of our communities.
Christian is Non-Executive Chairman of Wifinity Ltd., and an investor in many start-ups and early stage UK and European companies.
He has won numerous awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award twice, and was inducted into EY’s prestigious Global Hall of Fame in 2014. He also holds the BCVA CEO of the Year award and the CX Silver Award for Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, among many others.