Ex-Huawei & Samsung VP Mark Mitchinson takes up two chairman roles

Ex-Huawei & Samsung VP Mark Mitchinson takes up two chairman roles

Gusto Telecom has appointed industry veteran Mark Mitchinson as non-executive chairman.

Mitchinson previously worked for Nokia and held VP roles at Samsung and Huawei, before becoming Group MD of Carphone Warehouse in 2011. He is currently MD of Wellbeing Executives, as well as chairman of W Communications, roles which ‘don’t conflict’ with his part time Gusto appointment.

He said: ‘I’ve kept a close eye on the phenomenal job that Joe and his team has done at Gusto and when Joe invited me to take a closer look at the company, I could instantaneously recognise and visualise the size of the opportunity and the potential for future growth.

‘The position of Chairman at Gusto is a part-time role that doesn’t conflict with me being Chairman of W Communications or developing my own business, Wellbeing Executives. I look forward to taking up the post later this month.’

Jolyon Bennet, MD at Gusto Telecom explained that Mitchinson will help the accessories distributor continue its ‘substantial’ market growth.

He said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to have secured Mark as our company chairman. Gusto has experienced substantial growth over the past three years and we want to build on that success both locally and internationally. Mark is one of the most successful and respected industry figures with a proven track record and an unrivaled reputation in leadership and brand building.’


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