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Overview

The pioneer of the "cloud-native" approach, Pontus Noren has been innovating and disrupting the IT space for over 20 years. 

Pontus is a true technology leader who also has strong core values which dictate his business style, a unique and creative approach to problem solving, and a belief in the importance of empowering teams to innovate, experiment and express themselves. Consequently, during his tenure as CEO of Cloudreach, the company was recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperscale Cloud Managed Service Providers, ranked top 25 in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech 100 for two years running, and was named by the FT as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. His achievements were further recognised by the interest and subsequent acquisition of the business in February 2017 by Blackstone Advisors, the most successful alternative investment manager in the industry.

He has strong core values which dictate his business style, a unique and creative approach to problem solving, and a belief in the importance of empowering teams to innovate, experiment and express themselves. Consequently, during his tenure as CEO Cloudreach the company was recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperscale Cloud Managed Service Providers, ranked top 25 in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech 100 for two years running, and was named by the FT as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. His achievements were further recognised by the interest and subsequent acquisition of the business in February 2017 by Blackstone Advisors, the most successful alternative investment manager in the industry.

Experience

Pontus is a successful entrepreneur, technology visionary and founder and Vice-Chairman of Cloudreach. He has over 23 years of international experience in the IT industry across sales, business development and product marketing, working for blue chip companies like Cisco, Ericsson, and Nokia. Most recently, Pontus was CEO of Cloudreach, a global leader in cloud software, consulting & managed services which he co-founded in 2009. Having repeatedly witnessed how much time and money was being wasted on replacing or updating aging physical IT resources, he seized on the huge opportunity opening up in the market place to specialise in the design and development of cloud computing solutions.

Quick Facts

DoB: 12 March 1973
Nationality: Swedish
Education: MBA @ Cass Business School, London / UK + B.Sc Electrical Engineering @ Royal University of Technology, Stockholm / Sweden
Languages: Swedish / English (native), French & German (very good command)
Personal: Lives in West London with his wife Karima, who is a city-qualified lawyer and also an entrepreneur, and their three children. His main interests are history, fine wine, variety of sports and Chelsea football club (in that order!).

Personal

Lives in West London with his wife Karima, who is a city-qualified lawyer and also an entrepreneur, and their three children. His main interests are history, fine wine, variety of sports and Chelsea football club (in that order!).