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    The XPrime Executive Management Team

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    Jacob Nel

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Jacob joined Oasis Capital Group as founding CEO of XPrime Markets. He has held numerous C level and senior management roles over the past 12 years in the financial sector, ranging from that of CEO of a global FX brokerage to leading investment teams raising finance for mining companies from the exploration stage through to eventual IPOs on the Australian Stock Exchange. He is recognised by international financial regulators (UK FCA and Australian ASIC) as a key SM&CR on regulatory licenses in the UK and Australia for his experience and qualifications. Jacob is skilled in business structuring and development into emerging markets, in Australasia and through greater Asia to Europe, he understands the many challenges of dealing with different jurisdictions and regulators and adapting business structures to local laws and regulations. A member of the Australian Securities Investment Commission, he holds a BCom in Financial Economics from Massey University in Auckland with a post graduate degree in econometrics, alongside Diplomas in Managed Investments and Securities, and specialist knowledge in Derivatives and Foreign Exchange.
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    John Earl

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    John has managed many complex projects during his time at Oasis Capital Group and was instrumental in setting up Tier1, our regulated spot markets brokerage. John controlled the trading systems specification, fitout, commissioning & recruitment of executive teams. He also steered several of our businesses through the financial regulatory and other approvals required to launch them, on time and budget. John is also our representative on the boards of many of the companies we are invested in. A serial entrepreneur, John has built and grown several businesses from the ground up, and then sold them profitably. John founded a document storage and electronic data business serving many of the largest City law firms and accounting practices, as well as UK Health authorities and other highly sensitive clients. John is a director and owner of Techmasters Security Services, a provider of technical security services to hedge funds and banks, UK Police, IPCC and other UK government agencies. Other clients include big oil in the form of BP and Shell, several shipping majors (including shipping protection and armed anti-piracy tasks), specialist security projects in Nigeria and the Caspian region, Formula One teams, World Cup venues and other sport related projects, together with tasks for many high profile and high net worth clients.
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    Lana Nicholls

    GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    Lana has been the CFO of companies within the Oasis Capital Group since 2018. Prior to taking over at Oasis she had been chief accountant at a London based multi-family office looking after the interests of Eastern European UK based non-domiciled residents.

    Prior to her time with the family office Lana was financial controller of a number of industrial and construction/property companies in both the UK and in Europe, she was at the time residing in the South of France and travelling frequently. Aside from her work with Oasis, Lana is a partner in the Mayfair based accounting firm of KW Chartered Accountants, and also heads her own boutique accounting firm catering to the specialist accounting and tax structuring and reporting needs of foreign investors into the UK, UK non-domiciled residents, and foreign owners of UK based businesses.

    Lana is a specialist in complex offshore tax structuring and in particular matters relating to UK property and business ownership by foreign nationals.
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    Martin Bennett

    GROUP SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

    Martin has more than 30 years experience in offshore financial services and offshore investment product distribution. He started out in his early twenties as financial consultant with Commercial Union (now CGU), a large insurance company. Learning the basics, qualifying, and advising on Life insurance, mortgages, and health products. After over 5 years as a tied agent he moved to become an Independent IFA working for a boutique investment firm in Cardiff, South Wales, later moving to Exeter in Devon. Here he focussed on tax free savings and mortgage refinancing. Following a move to Spain in 2000 Martin shifted his focus to building and managing HNWI investment portfolios. Having spent many years as a qualified IFA and Mortgage adviser his next role was in wholesale fund distribution, and by mid 2005 he was successfully distributing investment funds globally for a UK based investment manager. Since 2010 Martin operates independently in the B2B investment product distribution business. Focussed on Asia and the Far East, his skills are in developing relationships, networking and product creation/development. Martin also consults for investment managers, designing attractive products and solutions for wealth management professionals, IFAs and asset managers. In his current role, Martin has raised almost $400 million in new capital for clients.
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