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Avi Azulai is the co-founder and was the Group Managing Director of iTouch Plc. until March 2005. iTouch was a publicly listed company on the LSE (ITU.L) that focused on providing information and entertainment to mobile users in over 20 countries with over 500 employees.
iTouch was purchased by For-side.com for $362m in May 2005. In March 2006 Avi co-founded Vista Diagnostics Ltd., an MRI patient centre, which was sold 3 years later to the InHealth group. Prior to iTouch, Avi has held a number of positions in the information technology and online information systems industries. Avi holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and has a Diploma in Management from Henley Management College (UK). Today Avi is the chairman of Blackbay & a senior partner at Medvest UK LLP.
Nigel has extensive experience of enterprise mobility solutions and strong relationships within the market. Nigel joins Blackbay fresh from his position as Vice President at Sybase where he managed and led the Sybase enterprise mobility business in Europe.
Previously, he was VP Europe for mobile specialist Pointsec where he drove significant market growth. He also served as Vice President World Wide Mobility for Extended Systems, another mobility specialist software company. Again he grew the global business and was instrumental in the sale of Extended Systems to Sybase.
Emil is a Partner at Albion Ventures LLP, a leading UK venture capital investor. He joined the board of Blackbay in April 2006, following Albion Ventures' £3.5 million investment in the company.
Emil has been a venture capital investor since 2000, initially with Albion Ventures' predecessor firm, Close Ventures. Prior to that Emil worked at KPMG's corporate finance division in London, where he acted on M&A and fundraising mandates across numerous industry sectors. He is a chartered accountant and a graduate of the European Business School (London). Visit www.albion-ventures.co.uk
Elmar holds a Non-Executive Director role with mobile solutions specialist, Blackbay. He is also an independent adviser to the postal sector, based on his broad experience as a senior executive in the industry for many years.
Elmar was formerly the executive Deputy Chairman of Royal Mail Holdings plc and Chairman of the Royal Mail Management Board. He had group-wide responsibilities across Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd operations. In that period, he was also chairman of GLS, Royal Mail’s European parcels distribution business. Prior to this he had been CEO of New Zealand Post.