Toronto, Ontario – ARHT Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ART), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Simon Leung to its advisory board. Dr. Leung is currently the Vice Chairman of NetDragon Websoft Inc., the CEO of Huayu Education Technology, and the Chairman of the board of Promethean World Limited.
Dr. Simon Leung, a seasoned technocrat and devout educator, has spearheaded industry leading IT and telecommunications giants in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. His accomplishments including: overseeing the growth of Motorola Asia Pacific, as well as being the former Chairman and CEO of Microsoft’s Greater China Region.
Dr. Leung is one of the leaders in the educational sector in the Asia Pacific region, he is an advisor to the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, Treasurer and Council Member of the Tung Wah College Hong Kong and an International Advisory Committee Member to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Paul Duffy, ARHT Media CEO states,
“With over 30 years of decorated experience in the Asia Pacific region, we are extremely excited that Dr. Leung has agreed to join the board of advisors of ARHT Media Inc. His vision for the future intersection of mobile communities and life-long learning and education fit perfectly with ARHT’s vision of bringing the Best in the world to the Rest of the world. We look forward to working with Dr. Leung on the incredible opportunities opening up for ARHT in the Asia Pacific region.”
Of his appointment to the board of advisors, Dr. Leung states,
“It is my great pleasure to get involved with a company with such a unique technology and business model, let alone the great talent within the company. The applications of this robust technology are many, and we plan to utilize ARHT Media’s technology in a number of ways to expand its vision into the fast growing markets in Asia.”
Dr. Leung holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law, and Bachelor of Arts Under Faculty of Science from Western University, as well as a Business Administration Doctorate from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
About NetDragon Websoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. (HKSE: 0777), is a Chinese public company employing over 5,000 people. The company develops and operates massive multiplayer online games in addition to making mobile applications. The company debuted its first product in 2002, and has since gone on to become one of China’s largest companies in this space. The companies’ games are distributed globally to China, the Middle East, Africa, Portugal, Russia and Vietnam. NetDragon has the number one Chinese online game portal (17173.com), and China’s biggest and most influential smartphone service platform, 91 Wireless. In August 2013, NetDragon sold its app store, 91 Wireless to Baidu for $1.85 billion, in what was hailed as the biggest deal ever in China’s IT sector, netting NetDragon approximately $1.06 Billion in cash from the sale.
About ARHT Media
ARHT Media Inc. creates HumaGrams™, the most believable and interactive human holograms. HumaGrams™ are generated using our patent-pending Augmented Reality Holographic Technology (ARHT™), which is a scalable, repeatable and transportable form of 3D without the use of special glasses. This unique platform makes it possible for people to engage with our HumaGrams™, opening up a wide range of applications from interactive retail displays, tradeshow booths, presentations, live shows and concerts. The various applications can then be integrated into multiple forms of proximity and mobile marketing tactics to connect with an audience, drive sales efforts and create memorable experiences.
ARHT Media Inc. was co-founded in 2012, by Rene Bharti (Chairman), and entertainer Paul Anka (Chairman, Board of Advisors). The company is supported by a diverse and seasoned Management team spearheaded by its CEO Paul Duffy, a global entrepreneur and creator of the Digital Human Experience in online, mobile and holographic communications. ARHT’s team brings decades of experience from fields including entertainment, technology, marketing and finance. Advisors to the company include the likes of Larry King, Jason Bateman, Richard “Skip” Bronson, Michael Bublé, Carlos Slim, Irving Azoff, Simon Leung and Kevin O’Leary.
ARHT Media trades under the symbol ART on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange and the OTCQB Exchange under the symbol ARHTF.
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