Belfast Telegraph

Derry man takes on top role at tech firm


A tech firm has taken on a new boss from Co Londonderry.

BigDish Ventures has taken on Henry Joseph-Grant as its chief operating officer.

Mr Joseph-Grant also helped to build Just Eat from an early start-up in the UK to a $2.4bn firm.

"While we are a South East Asian-based company, European expansion is very much a priority in our roadmap, we have ambitious plans of how we will execute this strategy," he said.

Mr Joseph-Grant is originally from Draperstown in Co Londonderry.

Last year, the founder of Belfast-based Peace Tech was also listed in the 2017 Smith and Williamson Power 100.

The list celebrates those who support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the UK.

The list saw names like Richard Branson, Karren Brady, Martha Lane-Fox and Just Eat co-founder David Buttress recognised for their contribution to championing the entrepreneurial cause.

In his new role with BigDish, Mr Joseph-Grant oversees all departments, and brings "extensive sales experience, operational and global go-to-market expertise, ensuring BigDish's complex, cross-functional initiatives are achieved".

Having driven growth strategies globally over the past decade, he will focus on "fuelling BigDish's continued growth in its current markets and expansion".

"What I found most compelling about BigDish was its highly focused leadership, team, propriety technology and remarkable execution," he said.

"BigDish solutions are truly mission-critical for its partners and have multiple benefits in efficiency and traction. BigDish disrupted the market by pioneering best-in-class software and consumer driven platforms for the restaurant industry.

"With a highly experienced leadership team, BigDish is poised for even greater success. I'm looking forward to helping take the company to the next level in its global position and dominance."

Aidan Bishop, chairman and co-founder of BigDish, said: "We are delighted Henry has joined BigDish as chief operating officer. He brings world class understanding of scaling, complex go-to-market strategy, and leadership qualities that few executives have.

"He's got highly relevant technology experience as one of the world's most knowledgeable people in food tech.

"In addition, he has a proven track record of execution, maximising the growth potential of a range of businesses."

Following his time at Just East, Mr Joseph-Grant went on to work for a number of other technology companies.

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