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Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tobin leads the management of the Group and the formulation and implementation of its strategy. Michael has over twenty five years’ experience in senior roles across the telecommunications and technology sector. He joined Redbus in 2002 as Sales and Marketing Director and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003, subsequently leading the merger with TeleCity, the acquisition of Globix and successful IPO in October 2007.
Prior to joining TelecityGroup, Michael headed-up Fujitsu’s e-Commerce operations in Germany. Before that, he ran ICL’s Danish outsourcing subsidiary out of Copenhagen. He also held senior positions based in Paris for over eleven years, including with International Computer Group and Tricord Systems Europe, and was formerly Managing Director of Goupil UK. Michael is Chairman of the Friends of The Loomba Trust, a charity which provides education and aid for children of poor widows in India. Michael is also a Board member of Byte Night which raises money for the charity Action for Children.
Michael’s business and thought leadership have been widely recognised. He was named as “Business Charity Champion” at the Business Charity Awards in 2013 and received the 2011 “Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the Data Centre Industry” at the Data Centre Europe awards. In 2010 he was named ‘UK IT Services Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst and Young and the London Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Business Person of the Year’ for the second year running.