We are visionaries, inventors and achievers driving technology that will revolutionise the way we connect the world.

Our Vision

We will connect everything and everyone with LiFi.

Our Mission

We are LiFi visionaries, inventors and leaders driving technology that will revolutionise the way the world connects by:

Creating and innovating the technology we invented with a passionate and dedicated team

Producing world-leading products and solutions that revolutionises mobile communications

Being easy to do business with so that our customers and partners succeed

Sharing the knowledge of LiFi and educate the world on how LiFi will solve our connectivity challenges of the future.



Our team includes highly qualified, international light communication engineers and management experience in the mobile and semiconductor sectors exceeding 50 years.



Team members

Alistair Banham, CEO

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Alistair Banham is a global semiconductor industry veteran, with more than 30 years’ experience leading international business units. Prior to taking up the role as CEO at pureLiFi Alistair was Senior Vice President & GM of Customer Solutions Business Unit at Wolfson Microelectronics. At Wolfson Alistair was responsible for chip development, mobile systems strategy and driving strong engagement with tier 1 global accounts Previously he held roles as SVP & General Manager EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa) at Philips Semiconductors. Alistair was a founding member and President & GM EMEA of ON Semiconductor and played a leading role in the spin out from Motorola semiconductor and subsequent IPO. During his time in the semiconductor industries, Alistair has been based out of key technology hubs from silicon valley (California) through to ASIA. Alistair brings an element of skill to pureLiFi that will lead innovation and release new products to drive increased adoption with our global customers and key growth markets.

Mike Hickey, Chairman

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Mike Hickey held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Wolfson Microelectronics from January 2009 until its acquisition by Cirrus Logic Inc in Sept 2014. Mike joined Wolfson from Motorola Inc. where he was Senior Vice President & General Manager of Multimedia Mobile Products. Prior to joining Motorola, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel Optronics UK, Chief Executive Officer of Kymata Ltd and also held senior positions at Motorola, Digital Equipment and Philips. He has also served as a director of Motorola Ltd and as a non-executive director at Incline Global Technology Services Ltd and UIQ Technologies.

Mostafa Afgani, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

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Dr. Mostafa Afgani is a pioneer in the field of LiFi and has led the engineering & development of pureLiFi’s systems and solutions since its founding in 2012. During this time, he has delivered a number of world firsts for LiFi: the first commercial LiFi product (Li-1st), the first mobile LiFi product (Li-Flame), the first high-speed LiFi dongle (LiFi-X). Mostafa continues to lead future LiFi technology development including LiFi components. Prior to co-founding pureLiFi he developed a sensitive signal anomaly detection system for Agilent (now Keysight) Technologies and held a research position at DoCoMo labs, Munich, Germany. Mostafa holds BSc and MSc degrees in electronics engineering from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany and a PhD in communications and signal processing from the University of Edinburgh.

Professor Harald Haas, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer

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Professor Harald Haas received the PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2001. He currently holds the Chair of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh, and is the initiator, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of pureLiFi Ltd as well as the Director of the LiFi Research and Development Center at the University of Edinburgh. His main research interests are in optical wireless communications, hybrid optical wireless and RF communications, spatial modulation, and interference coordination in wireless networks. He first introduced and coined spatial modulation and LiFi. LiFi was listed among the 50 best inventions in TIME Magazine 2011. Prof. Haas was an invited speaker at TED Global 2011, and his talk: “Wireless Data from Every Light Bulb” has been watched online more than 2.5 million times. He gave a second TED Global lecture in 2015 on the use of solar cells as LiFi data detectors and energy harvesters. This has been viewed online more than 2 million times. Professor Haas holds 31 patents and has more than 30 pending patent applications. His Google Scholar h-index is 67, and his work has been cited more than 21k times. He has published 400 conference and journal papers including a paper in Science. He co-authors a book entitled: “Principles of LED Light Communications Towards Networked Li-Fi” published with Cambridge University Press in 2015. Prof. Haas is editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technologies. He was co-recipient of recent best paper awards at VTC-Fall, 2013, VTC-Spring 2015, ICC 2016 and ICC 2017. He was co-recipient of the EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking in 2015, and co-recipient of the Jack Neubauer Memorial Award of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. In 2012, he was the recipient of the prestigious Established Career Fellowship from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) within Information and Communications Technology in the UK. In 2014, he was selected by EPSRC as one of ten RISE (Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers) Leaders in the UK. In 2016, he received the outstanding achievement award from the International Solid State Lighting Alliance. In 2017, he was awarded an EPSRC Fellowship Extension. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2017.

Mark Hesketh

Mark Hesketh, Chief Operating Officer

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Throughout his career, Mark has played key roles at several companies, from start-ups to large corporations, holding executive management positions in business development, programme management, marketing, and R&D. Mark brings experience in the semiconductor, telecom, defence and consumer sectors, having made an impact at companies as diverse as Cirrus Logic, Avanex, Alcatel, Wolfson Microelectronic, Optoscribe, and BAE Systems. He successfully co-founded and established Oligon Ltd in 2005; the business was acquired by Wolfson Microelectronics plc in January 2007. Mark obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He holds a number of MEMS- and optical-related technology patents.


Colin Gove, Chief Financial Officer

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Colin has over 25 years of experience in Finance, most recently as CFO at a number of technology companies. Prior to joining pureLiFi, Colin was CFO at Trig Avionics and before that Optoscribe and Cooper Software. In each case he played a key role in managing and developing the business, and was a director of Trig Avionics and Cooper Software. Prior to this Colin spent five years at Wolfson Microelectronics as a Senior Finance Analyst in the Finance department. Before joining Wolfson Colin spent ten years as an Associate Director within KPMG’s Transaction Service practice, assisting clients with acquisitions and other corporate restructurings, including IPOs. Colin trained as Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Colin has a law degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Bill Galione

Bill Galione, Sr. Vice President Global Sales

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Bill has more than 30 years of experience in various Sales, Marketing and General Management positions with global semiconductor companies providing silicon system solutions to customers in multiple high growth vertical markets.  Prior to joining pureLiFi Bill was President of Fingerprint Cards Inc. in San Jose, CA, where he partnered with leading mobile phone makers contributing to establishing the company’s market leading position.  Bill has also held Executive Sales roles at Wolfson Microelectronics and ST-Ericsson.  Previously Bill was a founding member of NXP when it spun out of Philips Semiconductors where he was VP & GM Sales & Marketing Operations Americas.


Jill Goldsmith, Company Secretary

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Jill Goldsmith has worked in finance and compliance roles within the semiconductor industry for more than twelve years. Prior to joining pureLiFi , Jill was a senior manager in the finance team at Cirrus Logic International (UK) Ltd (the company formerly named Wolfson Microelectronics plc / Ltd), following the acquisition in 2014 of Wolfson Microelectronics by Cirrus Logic, Inc.   Jill joined Wolfson Microelectronics in 2004, shortly after its initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange, as Corporate Compliance Manager within the finance department.  Adding to those responsibilities, Jill was appointed as Company Secretary of Wolfson Microelectronics plc in 2008 and therefore worked closely with the Board of Directors and its committees.  Prior, Jill was an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP having joined the firm as a graduate, then qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, and worked within the firm’s audit department. Jill is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is an Associate Member of Corporate Treasurers.


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pureLiFi is the world leader in Light Fidelity (LiFi) innovation, enabling the communication of data through light

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About Us

pureLiFi currently offers the world’s only true LiFi system that is flexible, fast and secure. Our LiFi systems provide high data densities and eliminate unwanted external network intrusion. Just as 4G and WiFi make up our daily arsenal of wireless tools today – LiFi as a 5G technology will be another key Internet lifeline in everyone’s pocket. The future for LiFi is integration into all of our devices, smartphones, tablets and wearable technology. Those joining this pioneering team will be part of creating our wireless future. LiFi will be the solution that delivers us unprecedented bandwidth and data, powering our connectivity demands of the future.

About you

You are passionate about technology and get an immense buzz from cracking exceptionally difficult technical challenges. You want to be part of creating the technology of the future, so you have a strong team focus. The creative and innovative forces of the collective are always so much more powerful than being a lone wolf. As a resourceful, self-sufficient and driven individual, you actively seek out responsibility. This shows as you are very delivery focussed. You will also have a keen eye on deadlines and a good awareness on how best to prioritise and thereby maximise results. Being passionate about your own development and growth is a must and being happy to share your expertise with others makes you even better.



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