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Javier Pérez is the founder of Zed Worldwide S.A. and is currently its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1992 he became part of the management of Proein, S.L. (a Pérez family company engaged in the distribution of video games), a position that he held until 1999. In 1993, in association with Telefónica, he founded Teleline, S.L. (currently known as Terra) where he served as a board member and as general manager. In 1998 he co-founded Pyro Studios, S.L. and has since been its Chief Executive Officer. In 2002 and 2004, he founded Ilion Studios, S.L. and the Wisdom Group (of which he is the Chief Executive Officer), respectively. He received a degree in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and has an advanced degree in European corporate sciences from Humberside University in the United Kingdom.

Álvaro Gómez is Zed Worldwide S.A.’s Managing Director (Resources) and a member of its board of directors. In the past he has worked for Grupo Ferrovial, where he held various finance and management positions, including Control Director of Ferrovial Agroman and Investment Director of Grupo Multitel. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Val Telecomunicaciones, Director of Genesys Iberia Audioconferencia, S.A., internal auditor of Uni2 and Wanadoo and permanent observer on the board of directors of ONO. He received degrees in economics and law, both from ICADE E-3, and he has an MBA from the IESE (Universidad de Navarra).

Daniel Arteaga has held the position of Corporate Legal Director of Zed Worldwide SA since June 2006. Before then he worked for Ventura Garcés Law Firm where he was an Associate Senior Lawyer and in Multitel (a telecommunication investments company) where he was the Secretary of the Board and Vice-President from 2004. He holds a university degree in business law from CEU San Pablo. He is a Master in Corporate Law (from the Instituto de Empresa de Madrid).

Santiago Benedit has in excess of 15 years experience in business finance. He obtained his degree in economics and business from the Complutense University in 1992. In 1995 he joined Grupo Alcatel where he worked as an International Treasury Director. From 2001 to 2004 he held the appointment of Chief Financial and Administration Officer of Grupo Auna. In 2005 he joined Grupo Proinserga, the principal Spanish company of the livestock sector as the Deputy General Director. In 2007 he joined Zed Worldwide SA as the Group Chief Financial Officer.

Martin Higginson is recognised as one of the North West of England’s leading Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) entrepreneurs. He has started, sold, and listed numerous businesses. His first business was sold to IPC Magazines in 1982. Following three years with IPC as a publisher he left to set up his own publishing and telecoms business, which was subsequently sold to Scottish Power Plc. During his time with Scottish Power he joined their subsidiary, Scottish Telecom, as Managing Director of their Internet and Interactive Division. Following the flotation of Thus PLC (formerly Scottish Telecom) he left to start Monstermob Group Plc, a company he went on to list on AIM in 2003, growing it to a Top 50 AIM listed business. Control of Monstermob Group Plc was sold to Zed Worldwide S.A. in 2007. He subsequently founded Cityblock Plc, a student accommodation business, and NetPlayTV Plc, an interactive TV gaming business, where he formed exclusive partnerships with Virgin Media, Channel Five, and ITV. Martin Higginson is currently Group Chief Executive of Digitalbox Group Ltd, a multi-channel digital marketing agency. Martin Higginson is also a founding partner in M Capital Investment Partners LLP, a company focused on investing in early stage TMT businesses.



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