Bamboo Distribution, an international leader in the recovery, refurbishment, resale and recycling of mobile phones, has added industry specialist Gail Williams to its management team. Williams joins as Head of Business Development and will be responsible for growing Bamboo Distribution’s global client base and partner community, commercialising new services and strengthening its purchasing processes.
Williams has more than 20 years’ experience in the mobile industry across insurance, distribution, repair, fulfilment and purchasing. Williams joins from Encore Repair Services LLC, where she has spent over three years as its Business Development Director.
Prior to that, Williams was European Business Development Director, at Mazuma Mobile. Last year, Bamboo Distribution welcomed another ex-Mazuma Mobile executive – John Lam, its co-founder – to the management team as Head of Global Buyback.
Williams has extensive experience in business development and senior purchasing roles.
Her career started in the insurance sector with CPP Group PLC as Head of Purchasing; eight years prior, at Sony Computer Entertainment as the company’s Europe Purchasing Manager. Her experience gained from roles at Eco Asia, Mazuma and then Encore will help Bamboo expand its services on a global scale.
Gail Williams, Head of Global Business Development at Bamboo Distribution said: “I’m joining Bamboo Distribution at a particularly exciting time. Demand for our services is at an all-time high with businesses and consumers demanding greater sustainability from the mobile and electronics industries with data security a priority in every business. Bamboo Distribution has built an incredible team of industry specialists and experts, and I’m looking forward to becoming part of the team. Bamboo has a high standard of conducting business which mirrors my philosophy, and together we will expand the business with suitable partners.”
Juney Mistiki, Managing Director at Bamboo Distribution said: “Gail’s knowledge of the mobile industry is immense, and she will add unrivalled value to the opportunities that we are attracting. I have long admired her contribution to the industry. Bringing Gail on board adds yet another layer of credibility and expertise to our exceptional management team.”
Bamboo Distribution provides services in more than 18 international markets as well as the UK. The company works with global insurance companies, mobile phone operators and major retailers. In addition, the company helps charities and NGOs generate revenue by re-using or recycling products otherwise destined for landfill.
The company is committed to sustainability and the protection of the environment, ensuring that its operational practices, and that of its partners, comply with environmental best practice as well as maximising value for clients.