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MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAM

“We are committed to providing a global platform to showcase badminton excellence, harnessing the vibrancy of North America's entertainment culture to revolutionize the sport, drive its growth, and forge unity within the badminton community”

PATRICE BENN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Patrice Benn is an accomplished media marketing executive with over two decades of experience leading high-performing teams in the National Media, Corporate, Non-Profit, and Government industries. As the Chief Executive Officer of UBX World Corporation, Patrice is responsible for driving the development and implementation of the company's brand monetization strategy. Her unique strengths and expertise enable her to deliver innovative programs that engage key partners, support vigorous expansion, and create value for all stakeholders. Patrice's successful track record of partnership development, coupled with her ability to identify new business opportunities and her commitment to collaborating with local and global organizations, will help to shape a professional development path for the badminton industry.

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HENRIK AXELSEN

PRESIDENT

Henrik Axelsen is an esteemed business executive and a marketing specialist who has been in the Marketing and Advertising industry for over thirty years. Henrik joins us as the President of UBX World Corporation. With a strong reputation within the badminton community, Henrik is dedicated to collaborating with international entities to promote and foster a professional path for competitive athletes to grow the sport and raise their profile in their respective regions. As the President, Henrik bears the responsibility of guiding the strategic direction and overall positioning of UBX World Corporation. He leverages his expertise to forge partnerships and sponsorships, broaden the reach and exposure of badminton, to drive the growth and advancement of the sport on a worldwide level. 

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RASMUS QUIST PEDERSEN

ADVISOR

Rasmus Quist Pedersen is appointed by the Board of Directors to assist with planning, directing and advise on the investor relations policies, objectives and initiatives of the UBX organization. Rasmus is a seasoned Senior Portfolio Manager with an illustrious career spanning over ten years in the finance industry. Currently serving as the Senior Portfolio Manager at Maj Invest Global Value Equities, a prominent value-oriented fund headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Rasmus plays a pivotal role in driving investment excellence. Rasmus' Advisory journey is characterized by a steadfast commitment to a robust value-oriented philosophy and a consistent track record of success since its inception. Rasmus's role involves extensive analytical work on potential and existing equity holdings, showcasing his prowess in financial analysis. Furthermore, Rasmus is renowned for his contributions to the development of internal scoring systems, utilizing languages like Delphi and Python. His expertise extends to quantitative equity investment systems, adding a dynamic dimension to his portfolio management capabilities.With a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to investment excellence.

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DAN BLIKE

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Dan Blike, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for UBX World, is a passionate problem solver dedicated to leveraging technology to positively impact lives. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a minor in Psychology, Dan combines a robust technical foundation with an understanding of human behaviour. Dan has demonstrated remarkable leadership and initiative throughout his career, accelerating his growth by taking on challenging projects and exceeding industry standards. His strategic vision was exemplified when he devised a forward-thinking API strategy emphasizing documentation, maintainability, and security, and he played a pivotal role in incorporating the Dell Boomi platform into integration projects.

 

At UBX World, Dan's leadership is amplified by his hands-on experience in startups and established environments. His expertise in software development, microservices, and DevOps, combined with a solid background in biotechnology and computer hardware, positions him as a versatile and dynamic leader. As a pragmatic visionary, he aligns technology strategy with business objectives, ensuring scalability, robustness, and maintainability. Dan’s ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, coupled with his focus on ROI and strategic technology partnerships, makes him an invaluable asset to UBX World’s mission of harnessing technology for transformative outcomes.

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HOWARD BACH

DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT

Three-time US Olympian and World Champion, Howard Bach, takes on the vital role of Director of Performance Development at UBX World Corporation. He meticulously manages athlete development programs, collaborating closely with experts in nutrition, coaching, and mental health to ensure a comprehensive athlete experience. With his extensive background as a former World Champion, club owner, and certified Level 2 Coach, Howard offers a unique perspective. His dedication to advancing badminton has earned him deep respect. As Director of Performance Development, Howard is committed to partnering with schools to enhance program quality, providing athletes with the infrastructure for both performance and academic excellence.

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SANDY LIM

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

As the Director of Operations of UBX World Corporation, Sandy brings a unique skill set in team leadership, financial management, and strategic planning. Her ability to manage complex projects and adapt to changing market conditions has helped her clients achieve significant success. With a commitment to community engagement, she works to develop and implement strategies that align with UBX World's mission and values. Sandy is dedicated to defining benchmarks for success and achieving results, while also fostering a positive and collaborative culture that promotes excellence and encourages creativity. 

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STEFAN KOVACH

CHIEF WEB3 STRATEGY ADVISOR

Stefan Kovach is a seasoned commercial executive with a track record of growing digital businesses to new heights. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Stefan has honed his expertise in the travel, sport, and i-gaming sectors. Stefan's career trajectory mirrors the evolution of the digital landscape, from the nascent days of the internet and the dotcom boom to the subsequent e-commerce, mobile, and social revolutions. In recent years, he has embraced decentralized technologies, expanding his already impressive skill set. As Chief Strategic Advisor, Stefan will be responsible for the development and execution of UBX's commecial strategies to help grow its fan base and deliver against its financial growth objectives.

 

Stefan has shown adeptness throughout his career at creating and scaling businesses through a clear strategic vision and the ability to create strong product market fit. He boasts a stellar track record of managing digital enterprises, propelling sales, crafting powerful branding and marketing strategies, and overseeing substantial growth. We look forward to having someone with his breadth of knowledge and experience help UBX engage the next generation of badminton fan through new and existing distribution channels and technologies. 

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MIKE ANDREWS

CHIEF LEGAL  OFFICER

Mike Andrews is a highly experienced international Intellectual Property and Business lawyer and a Registered Trade-mark Agent with over 35 years of practice. He is the Founding and Senior Partner of Andrews Robichaud Professional Corporation, a reputable law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients in the fields of domestic and international intellectual property, business and related services. Mike's clients range from small business owners to Fortune 100 companies, and include industry sectors spanning business, high technology, biotechnology, consumer products and services, sports, entertainment and the arts. Mike serves as the Chief Legal Officer of UBX World, where he oversees the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. In this capacity, he provides expert legal counsel to the board of directors, chief executive officer, and other senior management on a wide range of legal matters 

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IAN LAGDEN

UBX PRO LEAGUE COMMISSIONER

As an integral part of the Canadian legal system, Ian Lagden is professionally educated, insured and licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law. With a wealth of International experience in his professional career, Ian became an exceptional BWF Referee, officiating at the highest levels of international competition, including the Pan Am Games and Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Team Championships and World Junior Championships. As a former board member of Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada's National Officials Committee, Ian is recognized as the authority on badminton officiating policies and procedures in Canada. Currently, Ian serves as the Commissioner of the UBX Professional League, where he is responsible for overseeing its overall operation and administration. 

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UTSAV SOI

PRODUCT DIRECTOR

Former National Badminton player turned tech visionary, Utsav Soi embodies the UBX athlete-first ethos. Recognized as an AI luminary on LinkedIn, Utsav leads our product team, shaping the future of sports through an XR Metaverse dedicated to badminton. As Product Director, he orchestrates a dynamic squad, driving forward a revolutionary cross-platform solution merging AR, VR, AI, and Blockchain. With over 7 years in tech product development and a formidable 4-year stint in blockchain ecosystems, Utsav is up for the challenge. His collaborative approach has fostered key partnerships with luminaries from Paytm, Binance, and Biconomy, while attracting investments from top-tier backers like Balaji Srinivasan, a16z, and Y-Combinator. Utsav Soi's strategic acumen and industry prowess propel UBX World to the forefront of technology and innovation.

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ROMY YOUNG

GLOBAL COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR & HOST

Romy Young, the epitome of dynamic creative, is set to embark on engaging the badminton community to define the Ultimate Badminton Experience. His passion for badminton, coupled with his innate enthusiasm for talking with people, positions him as the quintessential Global Community Ambassador at UBX World.

At the forefront of global community engagement, Romy leads the charge on UBXLIVE, providing a dynamic platform to connect with diverse audiences and foster unity. With a clear mission to nurture and expand the badminton community worldwide, Romy aims to forge enduring relationships across all levels, from enthusiasts to clubs, industry experts to athletes, amplifying our brand and mission 

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CHARLES PYNE

COMMUNITY LIAISON

Charles Pyne is an accomplished leader currently managing daily operations for UBX World Community Outreach. As the founder of the IBL, a badminton league that operated across Canada, and a former professional badminton player in Denmark, Malaysia, and Jamaica, Charles brings extensive knowledge and expertise from his global experience in the badminton community.

As Community Liaison, Charles organizes community outreach programs and coordinates special events highlighting UBX World’s products, services, and initiatives. Additionally, as the Associate Producer for UBX World Live, he curates and distributes communications that spotlight the badminton industry, emphasizing UBX's commitment to sustainable development goals and values. His passion and dedication drive UBX World’s community engagement initiatives forward.

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