Darren Mercer

Darren Mercer is an international businessman, entrepreneur and investor operating principally in the financial services, technology and media sectors for more than 30 years.

Darren founded BNN Technology, originally DJI Holdings, in 2007 as a provider of software solutions to the gaming industry, Soon after DJI's IPO in London in 2014, he pivoted the group's business model, leveraging its dynamic technology platform to facilitate mobile payments, mobile content and data management. In the last decade Darren has built a considerable network of political and corporate contacts in China and been responsible for BNN's expansion in several provinces. In addition to being responsible for business and corporate development, he has led the identification and negotiation of all the Group's commercial partnerships to date. Darren's primary business focus at present is the development and provision of versatile financial technology (fintech) platforms handling very large volumes of transactions across a wide variety of sectors globally. Initially an investment banker in the 1980s, Darren held senior roles in institutional equity sales and corporate broking at Henry Cooke, Lumsden (later part of Brown Shipley) and Albert E Sharp (now part of Old Mutual). He achieved considerable success advising some of the world's largest institutional investors and helping both public and private companies to raise significant capital.

Professor Chezy Ofir

Professor Chezy Ofir was appointed as a director of Micronet in September 2012. Professor Ofir has over 20 years of experience in business consulting and corporate management.

During this period, Professor Ofir has served as a chairman and member of the boards of directors of a large number of companies in various sectors. Professor Ofir has been a director and Chairman of the Financial Reporting Committee of Makhteshim Agam, a leading manufacturer and distributor of crop protection products, has served as a director and member of all board committees of I.T.L. Optronics Ltd., a company which develops and markets advanced systems and solutions for the defense, warfare and security industries, and as a member of the board of directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of all board committees of Shufersal, is the largest food and non-food retail chain in Israel.

He served as a member of the Executive Export Trade and Marketing Committee of the Industry and Trade Ministry where he evaluated company programs and formulated and recommended funding to the committee.

Professor Ofir has been a faculty member at the Hebrew University for more than 20 years. Professor Ofir founded an Executive MBA program for CEOs, which is the first and only program of its kind in Israel. Additionally, Professor Ofir has been the Chairman of the Marketing Department at the Hebrew University Business School since 1988.

Professor Ofir has been invited as a lecturer or research partner to many top universities, including Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, New York University and Georgetown University. Professor Ofir’s publications have been covered in media and leading international business magazines and papers, including The Financial Times, MIT Sloan Management Review and Stanford Business.

The board of directors believes that Professor Ofir’s extensive experience in consulting companies on strategic processes, international business development, business and marketing strategy, establishing control systems, products and new product strategies and pricing strategy will enable him to provide effective oversight as a member of our board of directors. Professor Ofir holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Engineering and doctorate and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Columbia University.

Jeffrey P. Bialos

Mr. Bialos has broad ranging domestic and international legal experience spanning 22 years in private practice in Washington, D.C. with two large national law firms (currently, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP and, previously, Weil, Gotshal & Manges).

He has represented a wide range of domestic and foreign firms (including large multinational corporations and leading defense and aerospace firms), foreign governments, development institutions such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation, private equity funds, public-private partnerships and other entities, in a diverse range of corporate and commercial, adjudicatory, regulatory, policy and interdisciplinary matters.

He has considerable experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The board of directors believes that his broad and intimate familiarity with the aerospace, defense, information technology, space and homeland security industries and the depth and breadth of his professional experience as a practicing lawyer will enable him to provide effective oversight as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Bialos holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, a MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an AB from Cornell University.

John McMillan Scott

Qualifications: BSc (Econ) University of London Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. FCISI Career: After graduating, joined the Trustee Department of District Bank, (later Natwest) as a trainee analyst/ investment manager in 1967. In 1970, he joined a firm of stockbrokers in Manchester, (Charlton Seal Dimmock & Co) as a research analyst & later an investment manager. He was made a partner of that firm in 1980 and a director on the sale of that company in 1987. He continued as a director on the transfer of the business to Wise Speke Ltd, until 1994, before leaving to head up the Manchester office of Albert E Sharp Ltd. He remained a director until the sale of the business to Old Mutual & subsequently Barclays Wealth. Joined WH Ireland Ltd, a London Stock Exchange, fully listed financial services company, in 2007, initially as an investment manager, before joining the main board as head of the Private Client division. Now retired, but still retained as a consultant of WH Ireland Group Plc until November 2020.