Former Facebook boss joins National Highways

24/06/2022
Dominic Browne

Former Facebook director Diego Oliva has been appointed as a non-executive director of National Highways.

Mr Oliva brings a wealth of experience in global leadership roles in the technology sector, having spent six years as regional director of EMEA at Facebook.

He is currently co-founder and chief executive officer of Glue, a company which connects physical devices to the internet, all collecting and sharing data. He also serves as limited partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, White Star Capital and Wamda Capital, VC funds.

National Highways chairman, Dipesh J Shah OBE, said: 'Now, more than ever, digital technology will transform how we build, maintain, operate and use our roads and play a vital role in making them safer, greener and cleaner. Diego’s extensive experience will help us on our journey, and in particular, how we connect with our customers, the users of our roads.'

Mr Oliva said: 'I'm honoured to join National Highways’ board and am looking forward to helping connect people and communities more safely, efficiently and sustainably. In particular, I’m looking forward to help to improve customer experience using technology.'

National Highways is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving more than 4,300 miles of England’s motorways and major A-roads.

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