Mark White founded and became Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor of the Company, One Horizon Group PLC, in 2004 and served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of One Horizon Group, Inc. from 2012 to 2014. His entrepreneurial career in the distribution of electronic equipment and telecommunications spans over 25 years.
He founded Next Destination Limited in 1993, the European distributor for Magellan GPS and satellite products, and sold the business in 1997. Prior to that, Mr. White was Chief Executive Officer for Garmin Europe, where he built up the company’s European distribution network.
Apart from his product and technical knowledge Mark has a wealth of experience in corporate finance. Mark has led in excess of 25 merger and acquisition transactions and associated funding and financing rounds, and has successfully transformed numerous company’s fortunes on both the private and public markets.
Martin Ward has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of One Horizon Group and its predecessor since 2004. During that time he has overseen the Company’s United Kingdom arm float on the London AIM market and in 2012 merge with a NASDAQ OTC market company. In 2014 the Company was promoted to the NASDAQ Capital Market with the symbol OHGI. Mr. Ward is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.
Robert Law is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an Independent Director of the Company and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance and the Audit Committees.
Since 1990, Mr. Law has served as chief executive officer of Langdowns DFK Limited (“Langdowns”), a United Kingdom-based accounting, tax and business advisory firm, and since 1979 has served as a director of Langdowns. Also, since 1990, Mr. Law has been the chief executive officer of Southern Business Advisers LLP (“Southern Business Advisers”), a United Kingdom-based business associated with Langdowns that also offers accounting, tax and business advisory services, and has been a member of Southern Business Advisers since 1979. Mr. Law is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”), and is a member of the Valuation and Information Technology Faculties of the ICAEW. Mr. Law qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976.
Nalin has many years’ experience in corporate finance and management consultancy. Currently, he heads up Carnegie Stewart a strategic, financial and management consultancy business that he founded in 2011.
Clients include several major law firms such as Allen & Overy, Linklaters, White & Case and Freshfields as well as major corporations such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Starwood Hotels, Grosvenor, Gammon Construction and Brown Brothers Harriman.
In addition, Nalin has a long and successful track record in sports where he has advised a number of Premier League and Championship teams on issues ranging from player acquisition, global sponsorship (with a particular focus on Asia), player and team performance and corporate strategy.
Nalin has also created a particular niche in sports performance turnaround. Here the business model is about helping Premier League teams avoid relegation. Carnegie Stewart has developed specific macros that allow a manager to better understand why their teams are failing to get the results they need, and then providing him solutions on how to address these shortfalls. Clubs that have been successfully helped to avoid relegation from the Premier League include West Ham United and Wigan. His team also provide one to one coaching with Premier League players to help them identify shortfalls in their game and how to significantly improve on-field performance.
Carnegie Stewart’s sporting clients have included Lee Grant – the goalkeeper with the top shot to save ratio in the EPL whilst at Stoke and now at Manchester United , Gianfranco Zola – considered Chelsea’s greatest ever player, Aaron Ramsey – Juventus and Wales Midfielder, Ole Solskjaer – Manchester United manager and Roberto Martinez – the current Belgium manager and former manager of English Premier League Teams Everton and Wigan.
Nalin is a graduate of the London School of Economics and a non-practising Barrister and Member of Lincoln’s Inn.