JTC is pleased to announce the appointment of Erika Schraner as an Independent Non-Executive Director, joining the Board with effect from 18 November 2019.
Erika brings to the Board a wealth of experience and expertise in professional services, with particular strength in the areas of commercial development, M&A and technology. A dual Swiss-US national, Erika obtained an MS & BA in Mathematics from EPFL Switzerland before going on to complete a PhD in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, USA. Erika began her post education executive career with IBM Corp in Silicon Valley and also worked for global cybersecurity leader Symantec Corp, now NortonLifeLock Inc. She then moved into senior professional services roles with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley where as a Partner, she was the Americas Operational Transaction Services leader for the Technology sector. Most recently Erika was with PwC LLP in London, where until 2018 she was Partner, UK M&A Integration Leader & TMT M&A Advisory / Delivering Deal Value Leader.
Her board-level roles, held since 2001, have included serving as an Advisory Board Member for eBoomerang (USA) and Freeon Ltd (UK) and a Non-Executive Director of Kevian Capital Management LLP, a San Francisco based global asset management firm with US$200m in hedge fund assets and US$1bn in advisory assets. Erika currently holds one other Non-Executive Director role with Amino Technologies PLC (Cambridge, UK), whom she joined in 2019 and where she is also Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Commenting on the appointment, Mike Liston, Non-Executive Chairman of JTC PLC, said:
“JTC’s global growth strategy is all about the smart improvement of its traditional businesses combined with the equally smart acquisition and integration of new ones. Erika brings immediately relevant skills to the Board as the company pursues a range of opportunities in attractive growth markets.”
Erika Schraner, also commented:
“I am excited to join the Board of JTC. With its dynamic and innovative approach to business, underpinned by its strong culture centred around its people and unique shared ownership model, JTC is well positioned for continued growth and success. I am delighted to have this opportunity to play a part in that.”