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All-Female Leadership Signals Exciting New Era for Cambridge Wireless


  • Date 18 May 2024
  • Sectors Technology



We’re delighted to announce that Olu Orugboh (pictured above right) is the new Chair of the Board at Cambridge Wireless. Olu has joined the organisation’s new CEO, Michaela Eschbach (pictured above left), in creating an all-female leadership at Cambridge Wireless for the first time in the organisation’s 20-year history. These appointments signal the start of an exciting new era for Cambridge Wireless as it seeks to widen its reach and engagement across the tech ecosystem. 


In her new role as Chair, Olu Orugboh brings with her more than two decades’ experience in Founder and Senior Leadership roles, driving businesses through change and migration into digital environments. Olu is Co-founder and CEO of Black Talent & Leadership in STEM, a cross-industry initiative focused on addressing the under-representation of minority talent with a focus on the Black talent skills gap in STEM and in doing so, make it easier for companies to attract, retain, empower and grow this talent within the sector whilst addressing the urgent need for digital skills. She is also Founder and CEO of Synergy Solutions, a consultancy which helps companies to stay at the forefront of technology.


Speaking on her new appointment as Chair of the Cambridge Wireless Board, Olu Orugboh said: “I am honoured to be part of this historic moment. As a trailblazer, Cambridge Wireless and our community continues to lead the way with shaping our technology landscape whilst delivering impact, sustainability and industrywide transformation. We remain committed to placing our members at the heart of all that we do and in doing so deliver our mission to help our members network, learn and grow”. 


In addition to Olu’s appointment as Chair, award-winning businesswoman and entrepreneur, Michaela Eschbach, has now started in her new role as CEO of Cambridge Wireless, bringing with her an impressive track record as a Founder and Director. The combined forces of Olu and Michaela in the top leadership roles at Cambridge Wireless mark a significant new chapter in the organisation’s history.


In another first, the Cambridge Wireless Board now comprises predominantly female board members who each bring with them a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience. In addition to Olu Orugboh as Chair and Michaela Eschbach as CEO, the Board now includes:
Paula Rogers-Brown (Head of Communities and Ecosystem Engagement for Connect: Health Tech at University of Cambridge)
Julie Bradford (Techno-Economic Analysis Head at Real Wireless)
Collette Johnson (CEO at Cambridge Product Marketing and Cambridge Judge Business School mentor)
Sylvia Lu (Chartered Engineer and Corporate Strategist at u-blox).


Michaela Eschbach, CEO, Cambridge Wireless said: “These new appointments are a direct reflection on the values of the Cambridge Wireless community who vote for our Board. Our members’ votes have recognised the vital role that women play in transforming and innovating the tech ecosystem. I am delighted that our members have positioned women front-and-centre in driving Cambridge Wireless forward. I’m excited to embark on this journey of transformation with Olu, the Board and the Cambridge Wireless team to deliver value to our members.”


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About Cambridge Wireless


Cambridge Wireless is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies.


With an active community of more than 1,000 technology companies, ranging from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, Cambridge Wireless stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge and helps to build connections across the tech ecosystem.


For media inquiries, please contact Sophie Clarke, Senior Marketing Manager, Cambridge Wireless: sophie.clarke@cambridge.wireless.co.uk

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