Andrew Bud

Founder and CEO



Andrew founded iProov in 2011. He is an experienced technology entrepreneur and leader, with a career spanning thirty years in mobile.

In 1999 he founded mBlox, now the world’s largest provider of SMS transmission for enterprise applications. As CEO, Bud built the firm into a successful high-throughput technology-based service business.  From 2003, when he became Executive Chairman, he attracted substantial investment from Silicon Valley venture funds and grew the company to annual revenues of over $100 million p.a. Since 2010 he has continued to serve on the Board.

Andrew also chairs MEF, the global trade association of the mobile content and commerce industry, as well as the UCL Advisory Board on Computer Science. He has been a non-executive director of the UK regulator Phonepay Plus, and currently serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of ETX Capital and Passiv Systems, which he chairs. His earlier achievements include the world’s first DECT cordless communications product and the mobile network of Omnitel Pronto Italia (now Vodafone Italia).

He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the IET.