Andrew Bud, CEO of iProov, made CBE in New Year Honours


We are immensely proud to announce that Andrew Bud, CEO of iProov, has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours list. He has been made a CBE for services to export.

As the founder of London-based iProov, Andrew has pioneered new methods in biometric and facial authentication to help establish trust online. Banks, governments, and other enterprises worldwide are using technology invented and patented by iProov to simplify the way that consumers securely access online services.

A serial entrepreneur, Andrew has spent his career using cutting edge technology to solve global business challenges. He has been a successful pioneer in the tech industry for 30 years; in 1989 he delivered the world's first digital wireless telephone for consumers, the Zonephone, which is now on permanent display in the Science Museum in London. In the 1990’s he was one of the founders of the mobile communications industry in Italy, and he then founded and led mBlox, a global company which became the world's largest provider of commercial text messaging to enterprises.

He has been the Chair of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) since 2008, focusing on growing a safe, secure and successful ecosystem for mobile applications worldwide. For fifteen years he chaired the External Advisory Council on Computer Science for University College London, advising successive heads of department on matters including industrial engagement, strategic direction and gender equality.

Commenting on the honour, Andrew said:

“I feel deeply honoured to be made a CBE. This award recognises the ever-growing importance of technology and innovation to the international standing of the UK, and it is a privilege to build global businesses with the extraordinary talent, energy and commitment that exists in this country.

“Many people have helped me in my career; my family, and my colleagues, partners, customers and investors past and present. I thank them all for their inspiration, their support, and their encouragement.”

Everyone here at iProov is very proud of Andrew and we look forward to sharing pictures of his visit to Buckingham Palace in 2020.

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