Martin Harriman

Executive Chairman

Martin is one of the industry’s most experienced telecoms entrepreneurs and executives, with a board-level career spanning over 25 years. He brings to CCS extensive experience in blue-chip leadership, management and executive roles, with an emphasis on sales, marketing and business development strategies.

Martin is currently an investor and advisor to a number of international companies including AT&T, Affinion, Actavo, Inmarsat and Dixons Carphone. He is Chairman of Wave Optics – a UK technology pioneer in the world of augmented reality – and is a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University Judge Business School. He is a judge of the Pitch@Palace programme and serves on its Board of Directors.

Martin is a former board member of the UK mobile operator O2 and was previously Head of Telefonica’s global consumer Internet of Things business based in Madrid.

Martin spent a number of years working in the US, including advisory work for Harbinger Capital Partners in New York and then serving as Executive Vice President of Lightsquared Inc., the ambitious multi-billion dollar disruptive wireless business backed by Harbinger.

Martin held a number of senior executive positions with Ericsson, where he served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development and delivered both the successful integration of Marconi into the Ericsson business, and the creation of its new Business Unit Multimedia. Prior to Ericsson, Martin served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Marconi Plc, and as General Manager and Head of Business-to-Business Marketing at BT.

Martin holds an MBA from Bath University Business School and an MA in History from King’s College London.

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