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emaimai's Asia-based executive team leverages deep expertise in transactional payment systems, wireless and Internet technologies, international banking and telecommunications, product marketing and brand building. Below are the biographies of the key team members.

Tony Surtees, President and Chief Executive Officer, The former Executive Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo!'s Global e-Commerce Group, Mr. Surtees brings more than 15 years of international industry experience in marketing, strategic planning, and business building. At Yahoo!, Mr. Surtees oversaw the company's e-Commerce strategies, initiatives and services. During his tenure, the e-Commerce Group of web properties was launched in over 20 countries with Yahoo! Auction sites expanding from 100,000 listings to 3,000,000 listings in 17 countries, accounting for 25% of Yahoo!'s total page views.

As part of its e-commerce strategy, Mr. Surtees oversaw the expansion of Yahoo!'s suite of online commerce services. Under his direction, Yahoo! launched PayDirect, an online person-to-person payment platform and the first online payment service to be fully integrated into Yahoo!'s global network of sites.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Surtees operated one of Australia's leading corporate fax networks and designed, developed and funded an e-commerce application for online bill presentment. Mr. Surtees has also published and lectured extensively on the subjects of e-commerce and marketing around the world.

M. Moshe Malamud, Chairman, has over 10 years of international business and marketing experience in Asia during which he oversaw the expansion of IGPC, an international corporation that has consulted to the governments of more than 75 countries in the areas of postal services, telecommunications, tourism, trade and public relations. At IGPC, Mr. Malamud led Inter-Governmental's Government Relations and Diplomatic Teams and later assumed all international responsibilities. In his marketing role, Mr. Malamud developed direct response programs for licensed products and distribution with hundreds of companies, including Walt Disney, TVSN, Planet Hollywood, 4 Kids Entertainment, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Media Asia and others. He also consulted with various celebrities, including Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, David Copperfield and Maya Angelou, on signature promotional projects.

Norman Schifman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer, is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Angeles Ventures, an advisory venture capital firm in Los Angeles that focuses on technology companies, including Cinebase Software a digital media management systems company, and Kistler Aerospace, a manufacturer of rocket-powered launch vehicles.

Gail Itow, CPA, Vice President of Finance, has over 20 years of experience in financial planning, fund raising and strategic transactions in technology ventures. Ms Itow was previously the CFO and Secretary of Cinebase Software and then Sr. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of eMotion, Inc. (a newly merged company between Cinebase Software and a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak) involved in business-to-business media exchange for the Global 2000.

Joe Geer, Vice President Engineering, has 32 years experience in strategic planning, operations research, and computer modeling. In recent years he has developed and managed reservation transaction systems for Dollar Rent-a-Car. He also developed server applications for Physicians' Online, a subscription-based Internet database for medical professionals, and Peapod, a NASDAQ-listed Internet grocer.

Lance Hoffman, Vice President Marketing, has over 20 years of experience in marketing and product development with many of the industry's technology leaders. He has managed marketing organizations and led product launches for several companies including IBM, Apple Computer, Microsoft, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Earthlink Networks, and Cinebase Software.

David Lewis,Vice President of Business Strategy. David comes to emaimai with more than 20 years industry experience in strategic planning, business building, law, IT and general management.

David has served as the CEO of The DLA Group a Sydney Australia based company focusing on IT Management Consulting, Software Development and Distribution in South East Asia. He has lectured throughout the world on IT strategy, Law and eCommerce.

Sam Ng, Vice President Corporate Development, has over 15 years of experience in finance and M&A in Asia and Europe. Prior to joining emaimai, Mr. Ng was CFO of AT&T's Online Services Asia Pacific, where he supported Pacific M&A activities in the Asia Pacific region.

Steven Sisskind, MD, ME, General Manager, has over 8 years of experience in technology, business development and operations. Dr. Sisskind was a co-founder of Angeles Ventures, a Southern California based venture capital advisory firm in 1998. He also founded DeviceLab Biomedical, a biomedical product development consulting firm that fostered an extensive network of Southern California investment and technical industry professionals.

Annisa Tong, Director of Site Management, was previously the Associate Director, Channel Operations of hongkong.com - a subsidiary of chinadotcom Corporation - where she oversaw the Content Department and planned the strategic partnerships with content providers. She also worked on chinadotcom's network of portals' marketing and promotion campaign, and implemented the hongkong.com Internet site. She also possesses a strong regional marketing background from her previous working experience in Satellite Television as well.