Bango welcomes Marcus Weldon and Lisa Gansky to its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, Cambridge –  Bango PLC (LON: BGO), the global platform for data-driven commerce, today announces the appointments of Marcus Weldon and Lisa Gansky to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors, with immediate effect.

“As we drive our next phase of significant growth and move ever closer to our goal of becoming the technology behind every payment choice, I warmly welcome both Marcus and Lisa to the board. They bring significant experience, expertise and ambition to Bango” said Executive Chair, Ray Anderson.

Marcus will join the Remuneration Committee while Lisa will join the Audit Committee.

The company also announced the retirements of Gianluca D’Agostino who joined the board in 2016 and retires on 31 October 2021, and of Nancy Cruickshank, who joined the board in 2019 and retires on 31 December 2021.

About Marcus Weldon

Marcus Weldon spent 6 years at Nokia, most recently as CTO and President of Bell Labs. Before that he worked as CTO at Alcatel-Lucent for 7 years, following 10 years at Lucent Technologies and at AT&T. He brings a wealth of experience in the telecoms space and across technologies with a focus on innovation which will be immensely valuable to Bango.

Marcus Weldon said: “I am excited to join the Bango team. The vision of becoming the technology behind every payment choice is a powerful one and one I am confident the team is uniquely positioned to execute. Bango has successfully created a platform and business that brings together the giants of the telecom industry with the world’s largest online merchants, and the growth trajectory going forward is truly exciting”.

About Lisa Gansky

Lisa Gansky has extensive experience at AOL and Kodak Digital Services and made significant contributions to the emergence of the Internet. She founded and invested in many technology businesses. Her entrepreneurship and investment acumen will support Bango through its next phase of growth.

Lisa Gansky said: “Bango brings two vital components of mobile commerce to a vast and growing market in a unique way. The marketplace business, while in its infancy, is poised for massive growth. In combination with the more established payment services, this positions Bango for new markets, business models, and partnerships.”

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