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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. Mr Tobin 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, Mr Tobin 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. Mr Tobin is Chairman of the Friends of The Loomba Trust, a charity which provides education and aid for children of poor widows in India. Mr Tobin is also a Board member of Byte Night which raises money for the charity Action for Children.
Mr Tobin’s business and thought leadership have been widely recognised. In 2010 he was named ‘UK IT Services Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst and Young; London Chamber of Commerce 'Business Person of the Year’ for the second year running; shortlisted for ‘Business Charity Champion’ at the Business Charity Awards; and in 2009 was named techMARK ‘Personality of the Year’, ‘Data Centre Business Person of the Year’ at the Data Centre Leaders Awards and awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ at the Data Centre Europe Awards.