Amazon's Sachin Jogia appointed Ofcom CTO

10 June 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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Ofcom has appointed Sachin Jogia from Amazon as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Jogia (pictured) has been with Amazon for nine years and currently holds the post of GM for Alexa Smart Home International. He will join British regulator Ofcom from October, leading its work "to support innovation" across broadcasting, telecoms, wireless services and post.

Dame Melanie Dawes, Ofcom’s chief executive said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sachin to Ofcom. His experience as a technology leader, having developed new products for one of the major global platforms, will be invaluable as we take on the new challenge of regulating online safety. This appointment shows that Ofcom’s mission can attract the very best talent and I’m looking forward to working with Sachin to build new teams and skills as we secure a safer life online for everyone.”

His appointment coincides with a series of new powers being granted to Ofcom through the Online Safety Bill, while the Telecoms Security Bill will also extend its security responsibilities.

Jogia said: “I am honoured to join Ofcom to lead their technology organisation at a time when it is more important than ever to ensure children, vulnerable people and adults are protected while using the technology they take for granted every day. The online safety bill is such an essential and pioneering measure, which will help technology flourish in parallel with implementing the right safeguards. I look forward to partnering with all tech platforms to secure greater accountability, while enabling innovation to thrive across the sector for UK citizens.”

He already chairs the British Heart Foundation’s Technology Advisory Group and is active in a number of schemes to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds – including Amazon’s Future Engineer programme and TeachFirst, where he mentors trainee computer science teachers.

A highly experienced product and technology leader, Sachin has also held senior technology roles at AOL and advertising.com.