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Renowned Internet visionary Tony Surtees joins emaimai bringing wireless m-commerce solutions to Asia

Hong Kong, February 26, 2001 ---- One of the world's most experienced Internet professionals has joined Hong Kong-based emaimai (www.emaimai.com) as its Chief Executive Officer.

World renowned speaker and author Tony Surtees has taken on the top job at the fast growing technology solutions provider to create a new business team of m-commerce pioneers in the emerging Asian market.

Prior to this appointment, Surtees was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global e-Commerce for Yahoo!'s e-Commerce group, at their Santa Clara headquarters. His reputation as a leading authority on e-commerce is well-earned.

Best selling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin once described him as "one of the most brilliant marketers on the scene today."

And it's for these reasons that emaimai's Chairman, Moshe Malamud, wanted Surtees at the helm.

"Tony brings an incredibly impressive track record to emaimai," said Malamud. "With more than 15 years of industry experience, Tony is the ideal professional to lead emaimai through this exciting new phase. I am extremely confident that Tony, and the experienced team he joins at emaimai, will produce great results."

Surtees and his emaimai team are developing wireless m-commerce solutions which have wide-ranging benefits for consumers as well as merchants. This class of revolutionary solutions have a significant effect on how business transactions are conducted throughout Asia. emaimai is one of the few companies actively working in areas that comprise nearly half of Red Herring's "Top ten trends of 2001", including the one that indicates that Asia will be the hottest market for wireless and m-commerce growth.

"The potential for developing m-commerce in the Asian market is huge," said Surtees.

"The convergence of the e-commerce and m-commerce markets is unprecedented and was one of the driving factors in my decision to join emaimai's Hong Kong office. It's an exciting and compelling market which I believe is ready for the unique solutions we are currently in the process of developing."

The emaimai team under Surtees' leadership brings extensive global technology experience from companies that include IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Ericsson, Qualcomm, AT&T, Citibank and chinadotcom.

In addition to his tenure at Yahoo!, Australian-born Surtees spent four years designing, developing and funding an e-commerce application for online bill presentment. Prior to that, he founded ITN Telecommunications, a B2B telecommunications organisation that specialised as a fax provider in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

A critically acclaimed author, Surtees is a frequent key speaker at industry seminars around the globe.

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About emaimai
Headquartered in Hong Kong, emaimai is one of Asia's leading technology providers for m-commerce and wireless applications. It provides complete mobile transaction platforms ideally suited to Asia's traditional and mobile commerce sectors. The emaimai management team's depth of expertise in the global e- and m-commerce and the relevant Asian markets, in addition to the robustness of emaimai's technology, positions the company to set the industry standard.

emaimai is headquartered in Hong Kong, with fully-owned subsidiary entities and offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shenzhen, Shanghai, New York, Sydney and a technology centre in San Diego.

Emaimai was incorporated in November 1999 and first launched its business in Hong Kong in August 2000.

Released on behalf of IGPC & emaimai by Octagon Prism.


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Lance Hoffman
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Tel: (852) 2844-6838
Sandra Chan
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Agnes Li
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