BOKU Inc (LON:BOKU)

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Boku is already the largest independent carrier commerce company in the world. Our platform is used in all the leading digital marketplaces including Google Play Store, Sony PlayStation Store, Microsoft Windows Store, Facebook App Center, and Spotify. As the company actively expands beyond payments, Boku aims to turn its operator network into the most widely used solution for acquiring, activating, and monetizing customers through their mobile phones.

Our team strives to push the future of mobile commerce by partnering with carriers globally, ushering in a new era of mobile-enhanced marketing and payments.

Mark Jorge Britto

Non-Executive Chairman

With over 20 years as an entrepreneur, sales and financial services executive, Mark Britto is currently the SVP and General Manager for Global Credit at PayPal. He also serves as Boku’s Non-Executive Chairman.

Mark founded Boku after six years as the CEO of Ingenio, a service marketplace and performance advertising company, which he led to a 2007 acquisition by AT&T. Prior to Ingenio, Mark spent 4 years as SVP of worldwide services and sales at Amazon.com.

Mark’s first start-up, Accept.com, was bought by Amazon.com in 1999 and served as the primary backbone of Amazon’s global payments platform. Mark began his career in senior credit and risk management roles at leading national banks FirstUSA and Bank of America.

Jon Peter Prideaux

Chief Executive Officer

Jon has more than 25 years of payments experience. He was an early Visa Europe employee and key contributor to its growth, leaving in 2006 as EVP Marketing. He started Visa Europe’s ecommerce division, was the lead executive on the introduction of Chip and PIN technology and oversaw product launches such as Visa Electron and V PAY.

He served on the Board of EMVCo, was the Chairman of the Compliance Committee and was a member of Visa’s Global Product and Brand Councils.

Since leaving Visa in 2006, Jon served as Deputy CEO for SecureTrading, where he doubled transaction numbers and quadrupled profitability. He then led a management buy in at Shopcreator, the ecommerce software platform.

Stuart Paul Neal

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to re-joining Boku in 2017, Stuart was advising new technology ventures, bringing to market cutting edge technology in AI Machine Learning, Crypto Currency and Blockchain.

Previously, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Vocalink Zapp (acquired by Mastercard), building distribution channels and creating merchant demand for their Pay by Bank App product. Stuart was also Commercial Director at Barclaycard, Europe’s second largest card acquirer, where he oversaw the roll out of contactless payments across the UK market.

He has held senior Commercial and Finance positions within a number of blue chip corporations including GlaxoSmithKline, Worldcom and Virgin Media. Stuart was previously CFO at Boku between 2012 and 2014.

Dr Richard Lawrence Hargreaves

Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard co-founded Endeavour Ventures in 2006 and has been investing and advising companies for over 30 years. He began his career at 3i plc where he spent ten years before starting Baronsmead and launched one of the first VCTs – Baronsmead VCT. He sold this to Friends Ivory & Sime plc in 1995 (it later became ISIS Equity Partners).

Richard was MD of their unquoted investment business at that time which had £180 million funds under management. Richard is a former chairman of the British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA). He has significant experience as a non- executive director on both public and private company boards.

He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has an MSc and PhD from Imperial College, London. Mr Hargreaves is the Chairman of Boku’s Remuneration Committee.

Clint Norman Smith

Non-Executive Director

Clint Smith is currently the General Counsel at Datastax, a San Mateo, California-based technology company.

Mr Smith previously has headed the legal departments at UUNET, Macromedia and TrialPay, where he played a key role in its sale to Visa. He also served as general counsel at open source database provider MySQL AB where he helped lead the company through its $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008.

Mr Smith is currently Chairman of Boku’s Audit committee and will serve until April 2018, when he will hand over his Audit Committee Chair responsibilities to Mr Butcher.

Keith Butcher

Independent Non-Executive Director

Keith was most recently CFO at Blancco Technology Group. Over the course of his career, Mr Butcher has held CFO roles at several high-growth technology and e-commerce companies, including PaySafe Group, Flomerics and DataCash Group. In each of these roles, he played an instrumental role in streamlining costs, improving investor relations and guiding the companies through successful mergers and acquisitions.

During his tenure as CFO at PaySafe Group, formerly known as Optimal Payments, Mr Butcher guided the company through three significant acquisitions that helped transform the company into a £2 billion business. This included the company’s successful acquisition of Skrill in 2015 for €1.1 billion, which propelled PaySafe Group into the FTSE 250. Mr Butcher will chair Boku’s Audit Committee.