Darren Mercer

Darren Mercer is an accomplished entrepreneur, businessman and investor who has operated principally in the financial services, technology and media sectors for more than 30 years. 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. In 2017, Darren founded BNN Technology PLC, originally DJI Holdings PLC, as a provider of software solutions to the gaming industry, primarily in China. Soon after the IPO of DJI Holdings PLC in London in 2014, in response to significant market changes, Darren pivoted the group's business model, leveraging its technology to facilitate mobile payments, mobile content and data management. Throughout the past decade, Darren has built a broad network of political and corporate contacts in China, enabling him to secure valuable business contracts in several provinces. In addition to his directorial responsibilities, Darren is utilising his considerable experience in finance and technology, as well as his network of contacts in China and Hong Kong, to lead MICT’s growth strategy and business development, both through organic growth and via acquisition. Darren holds a degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

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. Then moved to in 1970 to a firm of stockbrokers in Manchester, (Charlton Seal Dimmock & Co as a research analyst & later an investment manager. Made a partner of that firm in 1980 & a director on the sale of that company in 1987. 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. Remained a director until the sale of the business to Old Mutual & subsequently Barclays Wealth. Joined W H 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.