ITV’s Carolyn McCall & entrepreneur Sherry Coutu inducted into BIMA Hall of Fame

ITV’s Carolyn McCall & entrepreneur Sherry Coutu inducted into BIMA Hall of Fame

UK digital trade body BIMA has named its two newest members after inducting ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall and serial entrepreneur and venture capatalist Sherry Coutu into its 2019 Hall of Fame.

The pair were honoured for their contributions to the UK digital sector during a gathering of industry leaders, assembled to give thanks to the full list of BIMA 100 members who have done most to shape the future direction of the industry.

Coutu is a serial entrepreneur who has invested in over 60 businesses including Lovefilm, Zoopla and LinkedIn. Currently serving on the board of numerous companies, universities and charities Coutu is also a non-executive board member of Pearson, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and the London Stock Exchange.

Coutu said: " I am privileged to have worked with so many to help bring about change. Technology has given us a great gift – the opportunity to make lives better – at scale! No other sector can bring about a better society with better prospects for all."

Fellow inductee McCall currently serves as ITV’s first female chief executive where she is spearheading the ‘More than TV’ digital initiative. Prior to that McCall served as EasyJet CEO for eight years, championing the recruitment of female pilots and improving the budget carriers financial position.

McCall said: “I'm honoured to be recognised by BIMA and inducted into their Hall of Fame, particularly at a time when ITV is focusing on digitally transforming all aspects of its business.“

All inductees are nominated by an executive council with the winners then selected by co-presidents Natalie Gross and Tarik Nseir.

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