Autocab has appointed Pete Willingham as its Chief Technical & Product Officer to oversee the company’s engineering, product management, IT, and infrastructure organisations. He will be focused on building solutions that drive the company closer to its ambitious mission of having Autocab software in every taxi in the world. Mr. Willingham will join the executive leadership team and report to Autocab’s CEO, Safa Alkateb.
“As we enter into Autocab’s next phase of accelerated growth, we’re excited to build atop our robust, cloud-based platform to tackle large-scale industry challenges,” said Mr. Alkateb. “Having Pete at the forefront of our engineering and product divisions will further our efforts to push beyond the status quo, and his leadership will be critical to ensuring our customers are future-proofed for our ever-changing industry.”
Mr. Willingham has over 20 years’ experience working developing products and services for several businesses and sectors. Initially starting as a software engineer on life and mission critical systems for organisations such as BAE Systems and the NHS Blood and transplant, Pete moved into leadership, implementing a refresh of a product suite at a leading ERP business in Manchester, building a Customer and Product Focused team at a delivery start-up and creating a new product team as Head of Engineering at an enterprise gaming business. Most recently Pete headed up Engineering in the Identity Division at a leading multinational Digital Identity and Fraud business - GBG, helping a range of customers from banking, gaming, e-commerce and social media all to build trust in a Digital World.
Regarding his appointment Mr. Willingham said,
“Autocab is well-positioned and poised to successfully build and innovate as the global taxi industry continues to embrace technology,” said Mr. Willingham. “I’m looking forward to joining a company with such a rock-solid foundation, and one that has established itself as an industry trailblazer from both a relationship and technical perspective.”