Directors

The Directors of the Company are as follows:

Mitchell Alland, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer + Read Biography

Mitch Alland had a 23-year career at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, its affiliate responsible for private sector project financing in developing countries. He has a broad-based experience in finance and management, including exposure as executive, investor, merchant banker, financial advisor and government official to a variety of industries internationally, with expertise in project financing, deal-making and promotions, and financial and economic policy analysis on corporate, national and multinational levels. Mitch holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College.

Denham Eke, Chief Financial Officer + Read Biography

Denham Eke began his career in stockbroking with Sheppards & Chase before moving into corporate planning for Hogg Robinson plc, a major multinational insurance broker. He is a director of many years standing, of both public and private companies involved in the financial services, property, mining, leisure and manufacturing sectors where he was tasked with rationalising and restructuring operations to enhance profitability. Denham is Chairman of Webis Holdings plc, Chief Executive Officer of Manx Financial Group plc, Chief Financial Officer of both West African Minerals Corporation Limited and Port Erin Biopharma Investments Limiited, and a non-executive director of Billing Services Group Limited – all quoted on the London AIM market. Denham is the Managing Director of Burnbrae Group Limited, a private international asset management company.

Jim Mellon, Non-Executive Director + Read Biography

Jim Mellon is an entrepreneur and investor with interests in several sectors. After gaining a Master’s degree from Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, he worked as a fund manager in Asia and the United States before establishing his own business in 1991. Jim is Co-Chairman of Regent Pacific Group Limited, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Chairman of Manx Financial Group plc, Chairman of Plethora Solutions Holdings plc, and Chairman of Port Erin Biopharma Investments Limited – all listed on AIM. Jim is also a non-executive director of AIM-listed Charlemagne Capital Limited, Condor Gold plc; West African Minerals Corporation; Kuala Innovations Limited and 3Legs Resources plc; and a director of Portage Biotech Inc. listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

Burnbrae Group Limited, his private company of which he is Chairman, has substantial investments in operations in the life sciences, financial services, computer reselling, e-gaming and leisure sectors.

Jim spends considerable time working on start-up ideas and his various investments. He is also the co-author of four books; Wake Up! The Top 10 Investments for the Next Ten Years, Cracking the Code and Fast Forward. Cracking the Code was published in 2012 and focused on investment opportunities in the life science sector. Since writing this book the majority of Mr. Mellon’s personal investment activity has been directed towards this sector after establishing the Mann Bioinvest group, a life science specialist investment adviser.