Basel, 15th January 2018 – Mars One Ventures AG announces the appointment of Michael Maltby as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Michael is a British citizen and a qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience in start up and early phase businesses in a wide range of markets including Russia, Jamaica and the UK. Most recently he was the CFO of the residential broadband division of Digicel, a privately run telecoms provider in the Caribbean and the Pacific, based on Jamaica and prior to that the interim CFO of an AIM listed company, Uvenco UK plc.
"Mars One is a very interesting project. Having spent most of my career in emerging markets, it strikes me that Mars is the ultimate emerging market. I’m very much looking forward to working with the Mars One team.” said Michael Maltby, Mars One interim CFO.
Bas Lansdorp, Mars One's CEO and co-founder, said, "I'm happy to welcome Michael to the Mars One team - his added experience is an important step for us and combined with his enthusiasm it will help drive the company forward."
About Mars One
Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that will establish permanent human life on Mars. Human settlement on Mars is possible today with existing technologies. Mars One’s mission plan integrates components that are well tested and readily available from industry leaders worldwide. The first footprint on Mars and lives of the crew thereon will captivate and inspire generations. It is this public interest that will help finance this human mission to Mars.
More information about Mars One can be found at: www.mars-one.com.