SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - (NewMediaWire) - September 23, 2015 - MOKO Social Media (NASDAQ: MOKO) (ASX: MKB) has appointed Emma Waldon to the Company's Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 October 2015.
Emma has diverse global corporate advisory, capital markets and corporate governance experience, having held roles in accounting and debt and equity capital markets in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has been MOKO's Company Secretary since 1st January 2015 and also holds the role of Company Secretary of Hazer Group Limited.
Emma qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Perth, worked as an Equities Analyst with Euroz Securities and spent 9 years in London with Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank originating and re-structuring debt finance for private equity buy-outs of businesses across Europe. She was most recently a Director within Deloitte's financial advisory services division in Perth.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
"We are delighted that Emma has agreed to expand her role with the Company by joining the Board," said MOKO Social Media Chairman, Greg McCann. "Emma has been providing valuable advice to the Board as Company Secretary and her corporate governance and capital markets experience will be an asset to the Company as we execute our US growth strategy and manage operations and stock exchange listings in Australian and the US."
About MOKO SOCIAL MEDIA Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media and publishing, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO is a platform publishing company that provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups. Mobile devices, including cell phones and tablets, account for 90 percent of user engagement.
MOKO is currently targeting students, political supporters and active lifestyle participants: communities that share common interests and need to engage regularly and efficiently. MOKO aims to capture these audiences by becoming their destination of choice for information and interaction. It does this by creating highly relevant and exclusive content, and by providing the platforms that enable the communities to consume and share the content seamlessly across devices.
MOKO then generates revenue from sponsorship, content syndication, social network distribution, advertising and other monetization of the platforms.
This integrated approach gives MOKO unique exposure to attractive markets that can be leveraged for revenue and growth. As MOKO grows there are clear synergies across different products, as well significant opportunities for cross promotion and diversification.
MOKO's Monthly Unique Visitors (MUV's) were 10.1 million as at June 2015 and its Monthly Social Reach (MSR) is currently around 179 million people. MOKO aims to reach 10-15 million MUV's by the end of 2015. MOKO is listed on NASDAQ (MOKO) and the Australian Securities Exchange (MKB).
This announcement is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to sell nor an offer to buy any securities, or a recommendation as to whether investors should buy or sell.
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