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Impero Software announces new CEO to steer next phase of business growth

23rd July 2019

Impero Software has today appointed former CEO of Mwabu Group, a leading EdTech business in Africa, to lead the organisation through its next phase of growth. Justin Reilly joins our executive board with over 15 years’ experience in the global education space, where he has played crucial roles in leading businesses to success. This appointment comes as Richard Fuller moves to the position of Executive Chairman, who will work closely with Justin Reilly on Impero’s future plans.

A former Mathematics and ICT teacher in UK secondary schools, Justin’s early career exposed him to the many challenges associated with digital learning. This has given him a firm and in-depth understanding of how technology needs to be effectively harnessed to deliver real results for staff and students alike.

Over the past five years, in his role as CEO at Mwabu Group, Justin has served schools and ministries of education in some of the most remote and unstable regions. Prior to that he was Vice President of Technology Delivery and Strategic Partnerships at Pearson Education and CEO of Fronter AS, a provider of learning management systems.

On the appointment, Justin says, “I am thrilled to be joining the Impero team and very much look forward to hitting the ground running. As the number of devices in education continues to grow, and as student safety becomes more and more of a focus for school leadership teams, the Impero product suite has never been more relevant. I am already full of ideas and can’t wait to start speaking with Impero customers, from all markets, to understand more about their priorities and challenges.”

Justin will work closely with Richard Fuller, now Impero’s Executive Chairman, after his two-year stint as CEO. Richard was instrumental in integrating Impero into Investcorp Technology Partners following their acquisition in 2017. On the changes Richard says, “It has been a busy and exciting two years since I came on board to expand our US presence and launch our cloud offering. Having delivered these initiatives, I am now keen to add value as Executive Chairman, and hand over to Justin who will shape the next steps in our growth strategy.”

We’re delighted to welcome Justin to the growing Impero team as of today, where he will immediately begin working closely with all departments over the summer to plan and strategise ahead of the new academic year.

Read more in our press release.

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