LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Today, Wandera the global mobile security provider announces the appointment of internationally recognized telecommunications executive Luis Alvarez as Strategic Advisor, his first role since leaving BT.
As CEO of BT Global Services, Luis Alvarez ran a $10bn business in networked IT services, serving around 7,000 corporate and public sector enterprises in over 170 countries worldwide. This includes every single organization in the FTSE 100 and 86% of the Fortune 500.
As the leader in the emerging market of enterprise mobile security, Wandera is experiencing a period of rapid expansion, growing almost 250% year-on-year. The company recently announced one of the largest cyber security financing rounds of 2017 to bring its capital raised to $50 million.
Wandera was founded by serial UK technology entrepreneurs Eldar and Roy Tuvey, whose previous security company ScanSafe was acquired by Cisco in 2010, marking the beginning of its foray into cloud security.
“Given the enormous and growing opportunity for mobile security, and the far-reaching potential for our cloud data science, it’s vital for us to call on industry executives with both technical knowledge and in-depth strategic expertise. We’re honored to welcome Luis Alvarez as our Strategic Advisor. He brings to bear over 25 years of front-line operational excellence, and offers internationally recognized thought leadership as recently evidenced by BT’s innovative Cloud of Clouds strategy. He is a great partner for us as we work to build another global cyber leader from the UK,” said Roy Tuvey, Co-Founder and President of Wandera.
Over the course of 18 years at BT, Luis held many executive positions including President of Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America, serving some of BT’s biggest strategic accounts. He was also head of BT’s Global Telecom Markets unit, managing business with carriers and operators outside the UK.
“Wandera is a prime example of the inspiring innovation currently happening in the UK. Mobile cyber threats are a growing phenomenon, and it’s been impressive to learn how Wandera has been building world-class technologies to both identify and protect against them. I’ve witnessed Wandera’s success in securing some of the largest enterprises in the world, and now I’m joining the growing crowd of industry experts that recognize the powerful differentiation of their unique cloud approach,” said Luis Alvarez.
Luis has won many awards, including one from ComputerWorld recognizing his international career, as well as recognition as “Manager of the Year” from Directivo Plus and as “Engineer of the Year” by the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineers.
He is often called upon to speak at ICT sector international conferences, including World Economic Forum events. Luis has also been very active in BT’s global sustainability work, sponsoring several highly respected corporate social responsibility initiatives.