Date:   February 8, 2017

Mohamed Amersi is CEO and co-founder of Emergent Telecom Ventures, a Dubai based Emerging Markets Consulting, Advisory and Asset Management firm. Prior to co-founding Emergent Telecom Ventures, Mr. Amersi ran Gramercy Communications Partners, which he co-founded with Telefonica. Prior to co-founding Gramercy, Mr. Amersi was one of Europe’s leading Corporate Finance and M&A lawyers. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. Amersi was a senior advisor to Telefonica and from 2008 until 2013, he was a senior advisor to the TeliaSonera Group and led all of their M&A and strategic initiatives. Previously, Mr. Amersi has been a member of the Board of various Rothschild Banking Group entities, Motorola entities, Megafon and has chaired the Board of Mi-Fone. Mr Amersi is founder of the Amersi Foundation, which actively supported causes and charities in Education, Poverty and Religion in Africa and Asia. He is Chairman and founder of Inclusive Ventures, which focuses on social impact investments in Africa & Asia. Mr Amersi is a trustee of the Prince’s Trust International and a board member of Mosaic. He is also a Member of the Governing Council and Audit Committee of the Royal Agricultural University.