Charles Wigoder, CEO (Telecom plus PLC)
Wigoder studied Accountancy and Law at the University of Kent, moving on to work as a charter analyst at KMPG then Kleinwort Securities, where he developed his skills in the media and communications sectors. Since then, he has started up Peoples Phone which was highly successful, before being acquired by Vodaphone in 1996 for £77 million. He joined Telecome plus in 1998, and has been deeply involved in the company since. In 2001 he was elected UK Entrepreneur of the Year in the Communications category.