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Jaspal Sohal

Head of Black Country Growth Hub

Jaspal Sohal is a software entrepreneur with over 16 years of commercial product development experience. Software products created under Jaspal’s management became industry standard in their respective fields used globally in over 75 countries, with a client base including Boeing, Electronic Arts and Activision.

Since 2012, Jaspal has championed entrepreneurship and worked directly within the UK business-growth sectors where he has spearheaded national strategy for the delivery of a £5m publicly funded investment programme into supporting startups and SMEs. He has personally overseen commercial investments in 30+ startups and pioneered co-investment programmes with Microsoft, Sony and Disney Interactive.

In his new post as Head of the Black Country Growth Hub, Jaspal will manage the array of support products available for SMEs in the Black Country and develop the ongoing strategy to ensure the Black Country remains at the forefront of business success and growth.

Favourite Colour: Black
Favourite Film: The Empire Strikes Back
Guilty Pleasure: Gamer since ‘86 (zero guilt)