Gbeckor-Kove Takes Chelsea Apps CTO Role

The Chelsea Apps Factory, launched last year by former Sun and News of the World MD, Mike Anderson, has appointed Sena Gbeckor-Kove to the position of chief technology officer.

Gbeckor-Kove’s experience includes stints at companies including Sun Microsystems, Philips, BSkyB, AKQA and Blast Radius, where he worked on Nike, Nintendo, and Sony, before setting up his own consultancy, developing solutions for clients including Samsung, FIFA, BT, and Comic Relief. He will report directly to Chelsea Apps Factory MD, Melville Carrie, a 20-year veteran of the software space brought on board by Anderson in November 2010.

“It’s fundamental to have such a deeply technical being as Sena on board,” says Carrie. “Sena has worked on the most in-depth internal mechanisms of many showcase apps, as well as on the external information systems they rely upon, and that gives him a holistic view of the app ecosystem.”

The Chelsea Apps Factory was founded in March 2010 by Anderson, who left his job at News International to bring his 25 years experience in media and publishing to bear on the apps space. The app consultancy and app development house prides itself on having end-to-end app development expertise in commissioning, developing, and marketing apps, and has already delivered solutions for RBS, Bauer, The Daily Telegraph, and most recently, for CNBC.