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This month we bring you news from Jabra and IFS.

Jabra Expands Its European Team

Ismail Mitha

Ismail Mitha

Jabra has announced another key appointment as Ismail Mitha joins the North EMEA Channel team to further enhance the breadth of the team and support key reseller accounts. Mitha will be field-based, but will report into Jabra’s UK HQ in Langley, Berkshire.

This news follows a string of new hires and promotions as Jabra continues to experience increased demand and strong financial growth across the organisation. Mitha joins as Telco Account Manager and will use his vast experience in the industry to build upon the strong foundations laid by his predecessor, Lee Davis, who was recently appointed Enterprise Account Manager at Jabra.

Prior to Jabra, Ismail Mitha worked for over 10 years at British Telecom and was instrumental in the creation and development of BT’s UC devices team. In his most recent role as a Business Development Manager at BT, he engaged with the multiple teams across the board from SME to Global Services. Mitha’s focus will be on Jabra’s Telco accounts and, inevitably, he will immediately pick up the management of Jabra’s BT account.

Nigel Dunn, MD of EMEA North, Jabra, comments: “It is a testament to the success of Jabra UKI that the level of talent we have brought in over the last quarter is so high. The continued development of our teams will not only help grow our business but will ensure that we deliver the best service for our channel partners and end users.”

“Our commitment to quality runs across everything we do and is reflected in our recent hires and promotions across the business. I am confident they will have a hugely positive impact on the organisation.”

Jabra Hires Eight New Employees Across UK&I

Jabra has announced the hiring of eight new employees across UK&I, five of whom will join the enterprise sales team, with the remaining three bolstering Jabra’s channel team.


Morgana House joins Jabra as an Enterprise Account Manager and will work across a number of Jabra UK’s key contact centre end-user accounts.

Jasmin Kewal and Tyrone Zagnoiev double up and join the ISE end-customer team. Both join as desk-based Inside Sales Executives within the enterprise team.

Jasia Hussain joins Jabra as its new eChat agent for UK B2B, providing sales support to anyone visiting the Jabra UK website.

Lee Davis moves from one end of the business to another, joining Jabra’s enterprise team, having previously worked as a Channel Sales Manager across its telco accounts for over three years.


Iqbal Robun joins as an IR Telco Account Manager, focusing on working with UK telco accounts.

Martin Orme joins the ranks as an Internal Channel Sales Executive, working with over 200 named partners.

Paul Colam joined Jabra in September as an Internal Channel Sales Executive and will also be responsible for looking after over 200 named reseller accounts.

Finally, Danielle Davies has been promoted to Channel Account Manager from Inside Sales Executive. The promotion comes following Davies’ three-year stint in her previous role, which she’s had since joining the company in March 2015.


Nigel Dunn

Nigel Dunn, MD of EMEA North, Jabra, comments: “The new hires have come as a matter of necessity.”

“Growth across the enterprise and channel has risen swiftly, and in order to ensure that we are meeting the demands of both our end users and channel partners, we needed to make some key new hires.”

“I have no doubt that they will be invaluable and contribute immensely to the organisation.”

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IFS names Alan Laing as Managing Director

IFS has hired Alan Laing as the Managing Director of UK and Ireland. Alan will be responsible for driving significant growth across the business for all of IFS’s products, services and channels.

Alan brings a track record of business growth, having held executive roles at several organisations.

Alan Laing

Alan Laing

Alan said: “I am joining IFS at an exciting time and am looking forward to driving further growth in the UK and Ireland.”

“IFS’s rich heritage, strong customer base, and engaged partners and employees give us all the ingredients for success.”

“This new role presents a great opportunity for me to make a difference in an already thriving company and I can’t wait to start working with the team, customers and partners that have played such a vital role in making it what it is to date.”

Darren Roos, CEO of IFS, commented: “IFS is in growth mode and the UK is crucial to IFS – we expect significant growth from the region.”

“Alan’s past experience with some of the world’s biggest software brands combined with his understanding of our market make him an excellent choice to take on this new role and lead our business.”

“He has a fantastic track record and is very well known for championing customers’ and partners’ business needs.”

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Published On: 3rd Dec 2018 - Last modified: 4th Dec 2018
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