TEAM

KEITH HARRIS
Non Exec Chairman

Keith Harris is an investment banker and financier with over 35 years’ experience as a senior corporate finance and takeover adviser. He has held senior executive positions at leading financial institutions including Morgan Grenfell, Drexel Burnham and was chief executive of HSBC Investment Bank and chairman of Seymour Pierce Holdings.

Keith has also held a number of nonexecutive positions in a wide range of industries, including Wembley National Stadium and the Football League (as Chairman) and Everton FC (as Deputy Chairman), Benfield Group and Sellar Property (the developer of The Shard).

Since 2013, Keith has concentrated on developing his consultancy business, principally focussing on advising and financing football clubs as well as becoming chairman of a NASDAQ listed gene therapy company.

KEVIN SOLTANI
CEO

Kevin is the founder and CEO of GIMA Group Inc. (an Alternative Investment Advisory based in Newport Beach, California and Dubai, United Arab Emirates), was a co-owner and global general manager of Royal Youth Esports Organization (an Esports franchise in the MENA region), founder of GIMA Esports Agency based in Los Angeles, and president of the California Blockchain Alliance.

Kevin has experience in operating a tokenised blockchain Esports tournament hosting platform. Kevin has a Bachelor of Sciences in International Business & Finance from the University of San Francisco and was working on a Masters at Harvard College.

JASSEM OSSIERAN
COO

Jassem is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of GIMA Group Inc. (an Alternative Investment Advisory based in Newport Beach, California and Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and GIMA Esports Agency.

A consultant in the financial services sector, Jassem has over 10 years’ experience in investment management, having previously held positions at Rocket Internet, a European Internet company; and PHD, a company under the Omnicom Media Group umbrella, a global advertising conglomerate.

Jassem is an experienced mentor and investor in early stage ventures with expertise in operational strategy, process and business model innovation. Jassem holds a bachelors degree in International Business from the University of San Francisco.

MAX DEELEY
Finance Director

Max is the founder of DTK Capital Limited, which acquires properties in London for development and investment purposes.

He was previously the Finance Director of Blue Star Group, a family office specialising in property development, established to develop the interests of the Rose Trust. Max is a qualified Chartered Accountant and qualified with BDO LLP (“BDO”) working in both the general audit department and the corporate tax department.

NOLAN BUSHNELL
NED

Nolan founded the pioneering electronic gaming company, Atari, in 1972 and since then, has gone on to establish more than 20 companies, including Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater, Catalyst Technologies (Silicon Valley’s first incubator) and Etak, which developed the first commercially available computerised in-car navigation system.

Currently, Nolan is the director of a number of technology businesses, including ModalVR which offers wireless, multi-player virtual reality entertainment systems for turn-key commercial use and Virsix Games, an independent game published which focuses on games for the Smart Speaker market. Nolan has been named one of “50 People Who Changed America” by Newsweek.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration committee comprises Keith Harris as chair, and Max Deeley, will meet not less than twice each year. The Remuneration Committee is responsible for the review and recommendation of the scale and structure of remuneration for Directors, including any bonus arrangements or the award of share options with due regard to the interests of the Shareholders and other stakeholders.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises Max Deeley as chair and Keith Harris, will meet not less than twice a year. The Audit Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board on the appointment of auditors and the audit fee and for ensuring that the financial performance of the Company is properly monitored and reported. In addition, the Audit Committee will receive and review reports from management and the auditors relating to the interim report, the annual report and accounts and the internal control systems of the Company.