The Board

David Somen – Managing Director

David founded Virtual IT in 2001. In addition, David has also founded and managed two other highly successful technology companies – LCR Telecom Group and AccessKenya Group. LCR Telecom Group, a telephony business servicing approximately 10,000 corporate customers, was sold to PRIMUS, a NASDAQ listed company, in 2000. David subsequently became Managing Director of PRIMUS Europe, where he managed a budget of about $300 million and was responsible for about 1,000 employees.

David is currently Executive Deputy Chairman of AccessKenya, the leading Corporate ISP in Kenya, and splits his time between this role and Virtual IT.

David has a Law Degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Liam Strong – Non Executive Chairman

Liam, Virtual IT’s non executive Chairman, is the Partner and Managing Director of the European operations of Cerberus Capital Partners, a leading US private equity fund. Liam’s extensive management experience includes the roles of CEO of Teleglobe Inc, a billion dollar international telecoms service provider, CEO of MCI International and CEO of Sears Europe. Liam has also worked for Proctor & Gamble, was CEO of Reckitt North American and COO of British Airways.

Liam was Chairman of the Advisory Board on Telecoms Security to the UK Government (2002-2005) and is a member of the Governing Council of the Ashridge Business School.

Jonathan Somen – Non executive Director

Jonathan, Virtual IT’s non executive director, is the Managing Director of AccessKenya, which under his guidance has become Kenya’s leading corporate internet service provider. In 2007, AccessKenya became the only listed internet company on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Prior to his role at AccessKenya, Jonathan co-founded LCR Telecom Group with his brother David, running its international operations.

Paul Tiller – Non executive Director

Paul was the Chief Financial Officer of Cargill Europe, with over 800 staff reporting to him. He has also held a number of senior positions at Philip Morris and today sits on the board of several companies