Mark has been a senior executive and entrepreneur in international gambling markets for over 15 years, including a decade of leading businesses in African countries. He left a London finance position in 2004 and cut his teeth in the betting world by launching a sports betting brand in Venezuela. After 2 years he returned and worked on various projects in the Rank Group. However, returning to London confirmed his desire to ‘live in the sun’. In 2010 Mark packed for South Africa and launched a retail chain with Stanjames, now branded ‘Go-Bet’. From 2015 Mark broadened his interests and launched an online-focused brand ‘Eazibet’ across four African territories from which he exited in 2019. Having built a wide experience in many African countries in operations, product, payments and technologies Mark now helps companies understand, enter and grow on the continent.