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06 September 2021
Chrysalis Investments Limited
("Chrysalis" or the "Company")
The Board of Directors of Chrysalis is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Margaret O'Connor as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 06 September 2021.
Ms O'Connor is an American and Irish citizen with a highly differentiated, 30-year career in Asian and African fintech, MarketingTech, e-commerce, and SaaS businesses as an investor, advisor, entrepreneur, corporate executive, and Non-Executive Director. Her current portfolio includes Chairperson of the Launch Africa Venture Fund 1 and Pay Today and Investment Committee of Five35 Ventures. Previous board roles include Mobiles4All and Namola. She was a founding member of the MasterCard Asia Pacific management team and established the MasterCard New Technology Communications group in New York.
Ms O'Connor brings valued global experience of guiding boards through investments in disruptive technologies, including AI, big data, AR, and blockchain to this role.
In making this appointment, the Directors of Chrysalis have shown their commitment to diversifying the composition, skills and perspective of the Board overall and to further strengthening their support for Chrysalis as it targets long term shareholder value from its growing portfolio of high potential investments.
Andrew Haining, Chairman, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Margaret to the Board of Chrysalis Investments. She brings a wealth of knowledge and relevant experience, especially in the technology sector, which will prove invaluable to the Company. My colleagues and I look forward to working with Margaret in the coming months and years."
DIRECTORS' DECLARATIONS PURSUANT TO RULE 9.6.13R OF THE LISTING RULES
The Board of Directors confirm there are no declarations to be made pursuant to Rule 9.6.13R.
The Board of Directors consider Margaret to be independent on appointment per the AIC Code of Corporate Governance.
For further information, please contact:
Charlotte McMullen / Toto Reissland-Burghart / Miles McKechnie
+44 (0) 20 3770 7920
Jupiter Asset Management:
+44 (0) 20 3817 1325
Chris Clarke / Darren Vickers / Owen Matthews
+44 (0) 20 3100 2000
Nathan Brown/ Matt Goss
+44 (0) 20 7260 1000
Maitland Administration (Guernsey) Limited:
Elaine Smeja / Aimee Gontier
+44 (0) 1481 749364
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