Posted on December 18, 2017 by staff

Chargifi names new non-executive director and advisor


Chargifi, the foundational technology for wireless charging, has announced two board appointments to fast track growth as it scales-up globally.

Eze Vidra will be joining the company, which works with companies including Pret a Manger, IHG Hotels and Grand Hyatt, as non-executive director and Mark Whitby in the role of advisor.

Vidra has more than 15 years of experience working with fast-growth businesses, having previously been a general partner at Google Ventures (GV), Alphabet’s venture capital arm.

Prior to this, he was European head of Google for Entrepreneurs, where he forged partnerships to strengthen the European start-up ecosystem.

Vidra is known as “Godfather of London tech scene” having founded Campus London, Google’s first physical start-up hub.

He has also held roes at in Israel, Gerson Lehrman Group in New York, in Silicon Valley and AOL Europe in London.

Vidra said: “Chargifi is at the forefront of wireless charging and is solving a real problem when it comes to the need for convenient power.

“I’m delighted to join the ambitious team at Chargifi and support them in making their vision a reality.”

Also joining the board as an advisor with over 20 years global technology experience is Mark Whitby.

Whitby has led regional and global teams at multi-national companies including Intel, Vodafone and Seagate with a depth of experience in building global channel strategy.

Chargifi CEO and co-founder Dan Bladen said: “We are excited to welcome Eze and Mark. Eze brings a wealth of experience and commercial knowledge and has a strong-track record in the start-up arena, whilst Mark has great wisdom as a strategic advisor and significant experience in building channel business.

“Eze and Mark will strengthen the Chargifi team on our journey to becoming the category defining brand for the global wireless power ecosystem.”

Chargifi builds foundational technology, delivering the market-leading cloud management platform that transforms the way the world manages, monitors and monetises power.