Smoothwall Hires Georg Ell
Leeds internet safety company hires former Tesla executive as CEO.
15:18 08 May 2018
Georg Ell, the former director of Western Europe for Tesla, has been recently hired by Smoothwall as its chief executive officer. The role will see Ell lead the company’s global business as it seeks to grow its market presence and develop its technology.
Ell said: “Keeping people safe online is critical to today’s digital world; in particular, safeguarding our children who face unprecedented threats online including cyber-bullying, radicalisation, and grooming.
"I am very proud to join the highly mission-driven team at Smoothwall; at Smoothwall’s heart is keeping all people, but especially children, safe. This is deep-rooted in the company and myself, and I can’t wait to start and drive our mission forward.”
Henri Murison, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Director, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Georg to the business community here in the Northern Powerhouse, showing how attractive our tech community is becoming and the calibre of people joining our many entrepreneurs driving the North’s ambitions."