Darren Mercer

International businessman,
entrepreneur and investor

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Darren Mercer is an international businessman, entrepreneur and investor operating principally in the financial services, technology and media sectors for more than 30 years.

A graduate in Economics from Manchester University, Darren began his career in investment banking in the 1980s, holding senior roles in institutional equity sales and corporate broking at Henry Cooke, Lumsden (later part of Brown Shipley) and Albert E Sharp (now part of Old Mutual). He achieved considerable success, both advising some of the world's largest institutional investors and helping both public and private companies to raise significant capital.

Darren founded BNN Technology, originally DJI Holdings, in 2007 as a provider of software solutions to the gaming industry, Soon after DJI's IPO in London in 2014, he pivoted the group's business model, leveraging its dynamic technology platform to facilitate mobile payments, mobile content and data management. In the last decade Darren has built a considerable network of political and corporate contacts and been responsible for BNN's expansion in Beijing and into other provinces. In addition to being responsible for business and corporate development, he has led the identification and negotiation of all the Group's commercial partnerships to date.

Darren's primary business focus at present is the development and provision of versatile financial technology (fintech) platforms handling very large volumes of transactions across a wide variety of sectors globally.



Darren is the Founder and Executive Director of BNN Technology. BNN is a Chinese technology, content and services company that builds long-term partnerships to deliver China’s citizens with value-added services, content and evolving opportunities.

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