MONTVALE, N.J., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MICT, Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) (“MICT” or the “Company”), today announces the appointment of Sir David Trippier as a non-executive member of its Board of Directors.
Sir David has served as Chairman or director of numerous private and public companies, including as Chairman of London Stock Exchange listed stockbrokers, W H Ireland Group plc, Chairman of Cambridgeshire Horizons and Non-Executive Director of Granada Television.
Prior to this, Sir David served in various ministerial positions in the United Kingdom Government between 1983 and 1992, having become a Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1979. Between 1983 and 1987, Sir David was Minister for Smaller Firms and Enterprise and remained a Minister in various Departments until 1992, including as “Green” Minister where we was instrumental in negotiating international agreements on Climate Change and Global Warming on behalf of the United Kingdom.
During Sir David’s earlier years, he served with the Royal Marines in Singapore, Malaysia, Malta, and Norway, later being awarded the Royal Marines Reserve Decoration, and being appointed as an Honorary Colonel.
In 1994, Sir David was appointed by the Council of the London Stock Exchange to sit on the committee that went on to formulate and launch the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). In November 2006, Sir David won a National Award for “Outstanding Leadership” sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, and was nominated as one of 100 of Britain’s most influential men and women in the Public and Private Sectors. Sir David was knighted by the Queen in July 1992 when he was 46 years of age.
“We are honoured to welcome Sir David to our Board. We believe his decades-long leadership — both in terms of guiding companies and his participation within the British Government — will enable Sir David to make a valuable contribution in guiding MICT through its recently announced merger with Tingo, as well as into continued success for the combined businesses,” commented MICT’s CEO Darren Mercer.
“MICT’s financial technology platforms have the potential to reach a huge target market and significantly underserved populations, allowing for worldwide opportunities. I look forward to working with the management team to identify and maximize opportunities for the successful execution of MICT’s exciting and ambitious business plan,” added Sir David.
About MICT, Inc.
MICT, Inc. (NasdaqCM: MICT) operates through its subsidiaries, GFH Intermediate Holdings Ltd (“GFHI”), its various fully owned subsidiaries or VIE structures. GFHI’s versatile proprietary trading technology platform is designed to serve a large number of high growth sectors in the global fintech space. Primary areas of focus include online brokerage for equities trading and sales of insurance products in several high-growth foreign markets including Asia where GFH owns a substantial propriety database of users.
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