We went behind the bet with the newest member of our IT Leadership Team, Paola Zekkou who has joined us as the Director of Technology Strategy & Planning. She started on 8 October, and is based in London.
Paola joins us from EE (BT Group) where she worked from 2011, most recently as the Director of Technology, Business Engagement & Roadmap and EE Chief Information Officer. Having previously worked in her native Greece in various international roles, always in strategic planning and transformation; and has worked in heavily regulated sectors like banking.
She's not always worked in Technology though, she's got an impressive history as a professional basketball player back in Greece, but tells us she also enjoys tennis and especially Wimbledon. Clearly our sporting know how helped attract her to this role.
She’s a mentor for Step into STEM programme and has been a Digital Champion for Age UK. While at EE she was part of the Women’s Network for three years and also supported the BT TechWomen initiative.
To check out other roles in the tech team, go to wh.cm/tech-jobs