Bytes Technology Group announces Dr. Erika Schraner to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Leatherhead –  Bytes Technology Group plc (LON: BYIT), one of the UK’s leading software, security, and cloud services specialists, today announced the appointment of Dr. Erika Schraner to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 September 2021, bringing over 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions to the board.

“We are delighted to welcome Erika to the Bytes Board at such an exciting time for the group. She brings a wealth of highly valuable technology and corporate finance experience that will complement and enhance the existing skills and experience of the Board. We are looking forward to her contribution and insight as we continue to deliver on our strategy and grow our business.” said Board Chairman, Patrick De Smedt.

Erika will be a member of the audit, nomination, and remuneration committees.

About Dr. Erika Schraner

During her executive career, Dr. Erika Schraner spent more than 18 years working in Silicon Valley and held senior professional services roles with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Erika earned a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and in 1994 began her executive career with IBM. She went on to hold roles at REL Consultancy Group, Computer Science Corporation, and Symantec Corporation. During her tenure at Symantec, Erika led the team responsible for M&A in its Sales & Services division, completing 16 acquisitions including the $13.5bn merger between Symantec and Veritas. Since then, Erika has further built her transaction experience at Ernst & Young, where she led the firm’s technology M&A Advisory Services for the Americas, and more recently with PwC, where she was the UK Leader for M&A Integration Services and TMT M&A Advisory Services.

Erika is currently a Non-Executive Director of FTSE 250-listed JTC plc, where she is also Chair of the nomination committee. Other current directorships include Non-Executive Director at AIM-listed Aferian plc and private equity-backed BluJay Topco Limited.

Erika Schraner said: “I am excited to be joining Bytes at such an exciting time for the company. Following its recent impressive listing, I am looking forward to supporting Neil Murphy, his team, and the Board, as we work to deliver value to all of our stakeholders.”

About Bytes Technology Group plc:

Bytes is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT software offerings and solutions, with a focus on cloud and security products. The Bytes Group enables effective and cost-efficient technology sourcing, adoption, and management across software services, including in the areas of security and cloud. It aims to deliver the latest technology to a diverse and embedded non-consumer customer base and has a long track record of delivering strong financial performance.

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