Scale-up Tyk appoints senior Cloudreach figure as its Chairman

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by Charlie Spargo

Tyk, API Gateway and Management Platform provider and one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, has appointed the Vice Chairman of Cloudreach, Pontus Noren, to its Board of Directors.

Noren, an experienced tech innovator, takes up the role of Chairman, and brings more than 25 years of expertise gained in roles at leading tech firms in roles across sales, business development and product marketing.

He's been influential in the success of multiple UK and global startups, as well as global leaders including Cisco, Ericsson and Nokia. Noren is currently Vice Chairman of global cloud software, consulting and managed services company Cloudreach, which he co-founded in 2009 and helped grow to a team of over 700.

Tyk was founded in 2014 and provides an open-source API solution to tens of thousands of businesses. The appointment of Pontus Noren will help them move towards their global growth and expansion goals, based on his experience working alongside young companies in the same space.

Pontus Noren, new board director of Tyk, said: “I’m excited to use my experience to help Tyk continue its incredible growth. The API space is changing rapidly, and I believe there is a great market opportunity for Tyk as the independent, open-source, fair-dealing option. I’ve been inspired by the way the team works and their passion for software, and I’m excited to be a part of a company with a remarkable culture that is truly breaking the mould.”

Martin Buhr, Founder and CEO of Tyk, said: “Pontus’ appointment to our board adds a tremendous level of experience and strength. He truly believes in the importance of empowering teams to innovate, experiment and express themselves, as well as building a strong culture and great place to work. We’re very excited to have him join us, and we’re very proud that our team has attracted such a successful chair to join our business.”