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NextPlay Technologies Appoints Terry Gardner and Farooq Moosa to Board of Directors

NextPlay Technologies Appoints Terry Gardner and Farooq Moosa to Board of Directors

NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a technology solutions company building a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, has appointed two independent directors, Edward “Terry” Gardner, Jr., and Farooq Moosa, to its board of directors. Following the appointments, the board is now composed of 10 members.

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“We welcome Terry and Farooq to our board, whose professional careers have been dedicated to analyzing companies and making corporate finance decisions involving investments from around the world,” stated NextPlay Co-CEO Nithinan ‘Jessie’ Boonyawattanapisut. “They each bring a unique combination of capital markets knowledge and operational experience to our company, which we believe will be valuable to our team as we continue on our course for growth at NextPlay.”

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Edward “Terry” Gardner Bio

Mr. Gardner, a portfolio strategist, and investment manager, brings over 25 years of experience to NextPlay in capital markets, equity research, and investment management. He is currently a partner at C.J. Lawrence, where he is a portfolio strategist, investment manager, and chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee. He has held senior analytical and management roles at Deutsche Bank Securities, ITG, and Soleil Securities Group.

Earlier, Mr. Gardner was an equity research analyst covering the ground transportation industry and was ranked as the Top Stock Picker in his category in the Wall Street Journal’s All-Star Analyst survey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

“I look forward to collaborating with management and the board to drive shareholder value,” stated Mr. Gardner. “NextPlay is on the cutting edge of digital transformation, having assembled an impressive array of assets to capitalize on secular changes in today’s global economy. I’m looking forward to applying my capital markets and investment experience to help the company pursue paths that deliver financial performance and build shareholder value.”

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Farooq Moosa Bio

Mr. Moosa currently serves as president and CFO of Avenir Senior Living. He brings to NextPlay more than 20 years of extensive experience in investment banking, asset management, equity and debt capital markets, investment fund administration and wealth management.

Mr. Moosa previously served as managing director at Echelon Wealth Partners and Artemis Investment Management, and earlier as director of global investment banking at Scotiabank and held various positions, including president, CEO, and director, of Scotia Managed Companies Administration, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scotiabank. Prior to Scotiabank, he served as VP of equity capital markets at BMO Capital Markets.

Moosa holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Standing) from Western University.

“I’m excited to join NextPlay’s board at this pivotal stage in its growth and commercial development,” commented Moosa. “NextPlay’s transformation through several recent synergistic acquisitions is remarkable. It has created a unique digital ecosystem of in-game ad-tech, crypto-banking, fintech, Connected TV, travel and tourism.”

Gardner’s appointment is effective December 9, 2021 and Moosa’s appointment took effect on November 23, 2021.

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